Engineering at Nebraska, Spring 2008
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Martinez Real Gains Youth Leadership Award

The University of Nebraska Omaha's Women of Color Honorees for 2008 included sophomore construction engineering major Anayeli Martinez Real, who received the Youth Leadership Award. Her nomination describes Martinez Real as an "academic trailblazer": the youngest daughter of immigrant parents and the first of her siblings to attend college. She is a role model to other youth of color, especially in the Latino community, and for young women of color who may not have otherwise considered a career in construction engineering. She is recognized for being active in the UNO and greater Omaha community; she earned a Kiewit Scholarship, has been selected for a Kiewit internship, and serves as vice president of the UNO Student Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

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