Student spotlight: Isabel Miller, ’25 Bluffton University


Reaching for the stars and headed to Spain

by Bluffton University and available here

Isabel Miller is combining her childhood passions of outer space and engineering.

For her final project in Bluffton’s Linear Electronics class, Isabel Miller ’25, a physics and pre-engineering major from Dayton, Ohio, drew on her childhood passion and built an astral cloud star projector. 

“I like space, like really like space. When I was a kid, I went to a museum, and we built telescopes out of a paper towel roll,” explained Miller. “You could change the magnification, and we looked at the constellations in the planetarium. Ever since, I’ve loved it.”

Miller developed her skills in science and construction through Science Olympiad competitions in middle school and high school. When she was introduced to the program, Miller says she was told girls competed in the “study” events while guys did the “build” events. 

“It was petty, but I decided to do the build events, and I’ve enjoyed it since,” said Miller. “I like the outside-of-the-box-type thinking required, solving things, being hands-on.”

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