Creating Small Miracles Everyday

In high school, Ann Majewicz Fey ’08 knew she wanted to be an engineer, although she wasn’t exactly sure what a future in the profession could hold for her.

“It wasn’t until I got to St. Thomas that I realized robotics could be a path for me,” said Majewicz Fey. She’s now an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches mechanical engineering and conducts surgical robotics research.

“In my lab, we hope to improve human health by designing novel surgical robotic systems that are easier and more intuitive to use,” Majewicz Fey said.

Speaking to the next generation of young women with dreams of becoming an engineer, Majewicz Fey said: “My advice to girls would be not to lose sight of what you’re passionate about. Even if you are one of two girls in a classroom, or at your first job – that’s OK – it doesn’t matter. The only things that matter are that you are willing to work hard toward your ultimate goal.”

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