Congratulations, Sarah!

The College of New Jersey for Civil Engineering

Sarah Laubsch is a senior at Cumberland Regional High School. She will graduate in May of 2023 with her associate degree in liberal arts from Rowan College of South Jersey. She is a member of Cumberland Regional High School’s STEM Academy and has completed over 150 hours of work-based learning experience in STEM. Sarah is the president of Cumberland’s Technology Student Association chapter. She has been a Girl Scout for 10 years. She is in the process of earning her Girl Scout Gold Award where she is going to host an event for middle school girls to inform and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM.

Before ACE, I was under the impression that the only way to become an architect was to go to architecture school. That isn’t the case. The skills and principles I will learn by studying civil engineering will prepare me to further my education in architecture at the graduate level. I want to understand the composition of different structures and materials before I start designing buildings. My dream is to be a licensed architect. By studying civil engineering in college, I will not only be a knowledgeable architect but also an architect who applies the principles she learned in undergraduate school to a graduate degree.

Sarah Laubsch
Melissa Raffel
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