Sarah Knue

Sarah Knue, Top Ten Scholar, Studio Portrait, Photo by Priscilla Grover

Degree: Bachelor of science in civil engineering
Future Plans: Work as a water resources engineer, focusing on environmental stewardship and resiliency combining her background in hydraulics with environmental advocacy and outreach.
Honored Faculty: Dr. Krishna Pakala, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

Sarah began her Boise State University experience as a member of the Engineering and Innovation Living Learning Community, a program that is designed to blend academics and social life. She later was selected as a program assistant of the Living Learning Communities where she lived among 65 incoming students and provided them with unique academic opportunities. Her most proud event is when astronaut Dr. Steve Swanson lectured to 250 members of the community about the accuracy of space portrayal in the movie “The Martian.”

Sarah has excelled in organizations on campus including the Society of Women Engineers, the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society where she served as vice president and the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society where she was a founding member.

Boise State has instilled in her the values of serving others through civic engagement and public commitment. As a first-year college student, Sarah, with the help of her peers, built a wheelchair for a dog suffering from a spinal injury. Later, she improved this initial design through collaboration with computer-aided design experts and the West Valley Humane Society to provide a custom-fitted 3D printed wheelchair. That experience inspired her to serve as a volunteer at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary as part of Boise State’s Animal Advocacy Alternative Break Trip.

Sarah has been recognized by the National Screening Committee
of the Institute of International Education as an alternate for the
2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Sarah is from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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