Scholar Spotlight: Clayton Garmon
Senior at University of Iowa
Major: Mechanical Engineering Major with an emphasis in Energy and the Environment
Hometown: Bloomfield, Iowa
What inspires you to pursue your current major(s)?
I am driven to explore my current major because I love to learn about how the world around us works, and I want to use those skills to solve the problems facing our world today, particularly the issues surrounding our climate and sustainable usage.
What do you think sets you apart from others in your field of study?
I think I am set apart from others in my field of study because of my drive to succeed in my passion, and because of my personability.
When have you felt the proudest and why?
My proudest moment was during my internship with Siemens when my work was used to inspire further projects that included the integration of my strategies into the software.
What advice would you give someone who is about to enter their college years?
Last semester was my best semester yet! I have recently completed an internship at Siemens Digital Industries, and am starting a Co-Op opportunity at International Paper. I am also in a leadership position in the Hawkeye Marching Band. I finished last semester strong and am one semester away from graduating as the first person in my family to get a degree! So, my advice to other Bright Scholars is to take advantage of every opportunity that you get, lean on those around you for support, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and you will accomplish great things.
3 words you would use to describe yourself
Resilient, Compassionate, and Driven
This or That
- Morning bird or night owl? Morning bird
- Make a phone call or send a text message? Make a phone call
- Speaking several languages or playing several instruments? Playing several instruments