Sydnee Mayers is a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame studying Mechanical Engineering.
“As an intern for the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem, I have had the opportunity to build and fortify relationships with the residents of the Southeast neighborhood along with fellow neighborhood associations and City of South Bend employees. During my time as an intern I have been working on the Vacant Lot Optimization Matrix (VLO) with fellow intern Ellen Londergan. The VLO matrix is a tool that provides suggestions for vacant lot usage throughout the Southeast neighborhood with the support of rigorous data analysis.
Overall, the BCe2 internship has been incredibly rewarding and beneficial to my undergraduate experience and I could not imagine spending my first internship anywhere else.”