Two CEE students named 2022 Knights of St. Patrick

3/28/2022 2:00:29 PM

Nine students have been announced as 2022 Knights of St. Patrick by The Grainger College of Engineering, including Civil and Environmental Engineering students Stefany Boyas and Christina Garcia, in recognition of their demonstrated leadership, excellence in character, and outstanding contribution to the college and its students. The Knights of St. Patrick is a prestigious honor awarded by The Grainger College of Engineering annually to acknowledge students for their academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

Stefany Boyas
Stefany Boyas

Stefany Boyas is a senior in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a primary concentration in Structural Engineering. 

Since freshman, she has been an active member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and held leadership positions, including the roundtable and chapter academic director. She has also served as the Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority Panhellenic Council delegate and has served as a member of Engineers without Borders and the Chi Epsilon Honors Society. 

Throughout her academic career, she has worked closely with CARE as a course facilitator for MATH 215, MATH 220 and Physics 211. She has also worked with the Morrill Engineering Program as a peer mentor for the ENG 199 Introduction to Engineering course and its Prospective Students Welcoming Committee. Stefany is passionate about mentorship and is currently a mentor to 13 mentees in SHPE and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Stefany has held internship positions with Exelon Generation as a structural design intern and Bechtel as a field engineering intern. After graduation, she will be working full time with Burns & McDonnell as an assistant structural engineer and plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Structural Engineering as a part-time student.

Christina Garcia
Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia is a junior in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a minor from the Hoeft Technology and Management Program. 

Christina is currently the external vice president for the Society of Women Engineers and taking part in ISEE’s Environmental Leadership Program. She has been involved on campus as a T&M student ambassador, ARISE scholar, Chi Epsilon member and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers member. 

Throughout her academic career, she has conducted research in the CEE Water Resources department and is currently part of the Sychterz Modular Adaptive Resilient Transformable Infrastructure (SMARTI) Lab, focusing on structural engineering research with tensegrity structures. 

Last summer, she interned with ExxonMobil in Houston as a cost engineering intern working on developing tools for carbon capture, transportation and storage initiatives. This summer, she will join Burns & McDonnell as an intern in their Construction/Design-Build division.