LW_Mag_WINTER_FINAL (1) (2014) - Page 5

GIVING. PRAYING. FASTING 5 Dr. Gilbert, a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) advocate, systems engineer and public speaker for the U.S. Department of State. At the time, Gilbert, a natural problem solver, was attending one of Lincoln University’s specialized summer programs and was set to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physics in the fall with a minor in Japanese and math. She never forgot the engineer’s words and credits them with motivating her to achieve. “And, it’s interesting, I recently just did a project with N.A.S.A. and randomly saw her walking on N.A.S.A.’s campus, and I was able to thank her for just coming and just spreading a word of