Florence Caldwell was the first woman to graduate from Mines. She enrolled in 1895 and found that her fellow classmates discouraged her attendance. She persevered through that discouragement and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1898. She was described as a problem solver who was loyal, kind and sympathetic to others and displayed unwavering courage. Describe a time when you overcame an obstacle, persevered through a situation or displayed characteristics similar to Florence Caldwell.
If you like, please tell us why Mines is the best fit for you or tell us something about yourself that you feel the rest of your application does not communicate, such as “What’s your favorite high school class and why?,” “You visited Mines and see yourself here because …” or “What are you most passionate about (choose one)? Leadership? Teamwork? Innovation? Community? Something else?"
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