Alexandra Anderson

Colorado School of Mines
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

AIME Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship in 2017

Allie is a master's student in the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines. She is currently being advised by Dr. Brajendra Mishra on a research project that is focused on rare earth metal reduction. She received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Gonzaga University where she graduated magna cum laude. During her bachelor's degree, she worked as an undergraduate research assistant on a project that explored the mechanical properties of hydrogen exposed stainless steel. She is a member of both Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and Alpha Sigma nu, the Jesuit honors society. She has also been the recipient of a Gonzaga Regent scholarship, a Walter A Toly scholarship and a Kaiser Aluminum scholarship. Outside of academics, she is an outdoor recreation enthusiast and has very much enjoyed exploring Colorado's beautiful landscape. Upon graduation, Allie plans to pursue a career at a mining operation where she can work as a metallurgist.