23-year-old Ambria Berksteiner is the reigning Miss Black Savannah USA. She’s also the founder of Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time, Inc., an organization that exposes area elementary and high school students to science, technology, engineering, and math.
This summer, the Spelman graduate was honored by the City of Savannah and recognized by Chatham County for her leadership and service as a STEM Ambassador.
She joins us to talk about her platform, her passion, and her plan for the future.
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Ambria Berksteiner is a stellar Industrial Engineer who in 2017 was crowned Miss Black Savannah USA. As Miss Black Savannah, Ambria represented the city at the 2017 Miss Black Georgia USA Scholarship Pageant. Despite the chance to represent the whole state of Georgia, the pageant also held the possibility of academic scholarship award to help continue her educational endeavors.
MISS SAVANNAH ALL FOR STEM CAREERS
As the newly crowned Miss Black Savannah USA 2017, Ambria Berksteiner will represent the city at the 2017 Miss Black Georgia USA Scholarship Pageant in Albany in late September.
Her platform, Operation: Changing the World One STEM at a Time, will provide mentoring to young African American girls who are interested in pursuing STEM-related careers. She hopes to “captivate their attention by incorporating STEM concepts with visual arts concepts, making an outwardly boring subject to some students enjoyable through imagination and creativity.”
CITY OF SAVANNAH HONORS MISS BLACK SAVANNAH FOR LEADERSHIP IN STEM
Ambria M. Berksteiner, the reigning Miss Black Savannah USA, is the founder of Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time Inc. (EST. 2016). Berksteiner was honored and acknowledged by Mayor Eddie W. DeLoach as a leading STEM Ambassador for the City of Savannah. Berksteiner was recognized for her dedication and devoted time to mentoring and stimulating the minds of students from elementary to high school in the Savannah area. Miss Berksteiner has worked diligently to expose underrepresented students to different areas of the STEM fields. Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time Inc. was launched in 2016 while Berksteiner attended Spelman College.
INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING STUDENT HONORED FOR STEM ADVOCACY
Industrial and systems engineering major Ambria Berksteiner was honored by Mayor Eddie DeLoach of Savannah, Georgia, as a leading ambassador for promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to underrepresented students.
In 2016, Berksteiner founded Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time Inc. to mentor young African-American girls who are interested in STEM careers. This summer, her organization held camps for elementary-age students in Savannah to promote engineering and mathematical concepts.
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER AMBRIA BERKSTEINER
Ambria M. Berksteiner is the reigning 2017-2018 Miss Black Savannah USA. In 2016 Berksteiner launched Operation: Changing the World One STEM at a Time which provides mentoring to young African-American girls who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. Berksteiner is a participant of the Dual Degree Engineering Program at Spelman College, where she majored in Mathematics, and is currently pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering at Auburn University. Berksteiner is planning on obtaining her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering.
CITY OF SAVANNAH HONORS ALUMNA
Ambria M. Berksteiner, C’2016, was honored by the City of Savannah for exposing area elementary and high school students to STEM through her organization Operation Changing the World One STEM at a Time Inc.
Berksteiner founded the organization while attending Spelman College where she graduated from the dual degree engineering program and majored in mathematics. She created the organization to provide mentorship for young Black girls interested in pursuing STEM-related careers