Miriam Rathbun

Miriam Rathbun is an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. She was brought up in France and in Morocco, but is originally from Pittsburgh. Pursuing a degree in Engineering Science - Nuclear Track, her courses consist of mechanical, materials and nuclear engineering with an emphasis on research and graduate school preparation. In the past year, she has conducted research to develop a cheaper form of silicon for use in solar panels, has interned at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, and has presided over her school's ANS section. Miriam has a passion for teaching and always participates in opportunities for high school classroom intervention promoting STEM fields and sustainable energy education. Her other activities include kayaking, swing dancing, and volunteering with the homeless of Pittsburgh.