Featured Speakers: Rowena Sace
Rowena Sace is a senior at Iowa State University, soon to graduate with a major in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Sociology. Originally from Baguio City, Philippines, Rowena immigrated with her family at a young age of three to Sydney, Australia. She immigrated once more at age ten to the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she developed academic interests in physics, world literature and philosophy.
Throughout college, she has continued exploring a range of disciplines that complement her degree choice and provide greater understanding of global issues. As a student at ISU, Rowena has served as a Cyclone Aide (orientation leader/ambassador for ISU), and has been also involved with organizations such as Society of International Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. She is also a recipient of a four-year scholarship from Carver Academy.
Through Engineering International Programs & Services, Rowena took two opportunities to study abroad. In spring 2007, she studied Aerospace Engineering (with coursework on Sustainable Development) at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her more recent program in spring 2009 took her to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she studied Aerospace Engineering, Sociology and History. Rowena has also pursued engineering internships in an effort to complement the theoretical with practical skills learned in industry. She had two technical internships with General Electric Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio, and another internship this summer with Boeing in Everett, Washington that gave her substantial experience interacting with customers and suppliers from around the world.