Rima Afifi

Rima Afifi

Major: Mechanical Engineering                      Minor: None

Extracurricular Activities:
Society of Women Engineers
-Executive Board Member (2012-2013)
-Attended 2013 Regional Conference

Engineers Without Borders
-Recruitment Chair (2012)
-President Elect (2013)
-President (2014)
-Travelled to Nicaragua (November 2013)

Chapel Acolyte (2011- present)

Chapel Usher (2011- 2014)

Co-founder and member of ACTS (Chapel hospitality committee) (2011- present)

Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra (August 2011 – December 2013)

String Quartet (2011 – present)

Intramural Soccer (Spring 2012)

Campus Crusade for Christ Member (2014 – present)
-Attended Big Break (March 2014)

Honors and Awards:
Arthur & Cecilia Stamm Endowed Scholar

Vivace Music Scholarship (2011 – 2013)

Board of Directors Scholarship

Reimer Family Endowed Scholarship for Servant Leaders

Orientation Assistant at Valparaiso University: Summer 2012
El Paso Electric Intern (El Paso, TX): Summer 2013
-Worked with engineers on a project to recover lost megawatts
-Gained experience with Six Sigma processes
El Paso Electric Intern (El Paso, TX): Summer 2014
-Began work as a project manager on a project to replace a MeeFog System

Research Interest:
I completed one research credit with Professor Scott Duncan on the solar research project.

Favorite Quote:
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.”  Hebrews 12:1-2

Prospective plan for after graduation:
Engineering work force

My favorite memories correspond to the extreme points of my experience at Valpo.  My happiest moments are ones I shared with friends, and my lowest moments remind me how much I have learned and changed and grown.  Playing pick-up football after finals, throwing parties in the chapel, staying up all night studying for exams and finishing projects, running meetings and events with EWB, staying up until the wee hours talking with friends . . . I could go on for pages.If you’re looking for more engineering related favorite memories, I’d say working with EWB is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had at Valpo.  The way a team comes together to accomplish a goal, especially in a crunch, is incredible.  The days and nights that we crammed writing reports and packing for a trip etc are treasured memories.If you’re looking for favorite Hesse memories, I still remember vividly my first Hesse Center meeting.  I sat next to Jonathan Ogland-Hand who turned out to be a close friend with whom I’m still in touch, and all of the upperclassmen and [Laura Sanders] welcomed us warmly.  It quickly became a source of close relationships, and my favorite memories are the hectic nights when each tutor is tutoring a different subject.  The energy is electric, and the satisfaction of working with a team, again especially in a crunch, is memorable.