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Name: Alma Burwell


Hometown: Carbondale, Ill.


Class: Junior seeking second bachelor's degree


Major: Mechanical Engineering


Why did you choose UW for your education?: Honestly, it was two major things: School here is extremely affordable, and I love Wyoming and the West in general.


What do you hope to do after graduation?: It is kind of up in the air, but I’d love to be assisting in some sort of manufacturing for a major automotive/mobile object industry, i.e. plane, train, car, aerospace, etc.


What would you tell a prospective student who is considering attending UW?: I would say that yes, it is cold, and yes, there will be tons to do here despite the cold. It is an amazing location with extremely friendly people and staff who genuinely care about your success.


What is your favorite part about UW?: The ease of finding outdoor activities! I am a very outdoorsy person and enjoy being outside in just about any way except mountain biking, although that is a very popular thing to do here as well.


Do you have a favorite spot on campus or in town?: Although Einstein Bros. (located in the Enzi STEM Building) first popped into my head, I can genuinely say I think my favorite spot is Prexy’s Pasture, just because in the warmer weather, the grass looks amazing and it is just a fun place to sit and zone out a little bit from constant school stuff.


What are some of your hobbies?: Skiing, biking, hiking, snowboarding, fishing (fly/lure), swimming, painting, drawing, creative writing, and reading, although I could easily name more.



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