From stone mason to stone scholar, IUP senior, Fayette Co. native earns coveted Goldwater Scholarship

Posted on 4/20/2021 2:02:55 PM

“Susan Adams won’t take offense if anyone refers to her as an accidental scientist. The 24-year-old native of Smock, a tiny Fayette County village near Uniontown, never imagined herself immersed in any kind of science, let alone geology. She graduated from Uniontown Area High School and the masonry class at the Fayette County CTI in 2015 and promptly entered the workforce, laying stone and building foundations. Yet, six years later, she is the recipient of a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, preparing for her final year of undergraduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is looking forward to graduate studies in marine geophysics at a top college on the West Coast, if all goes according to her plans.”

—“From stone mason to stone scholar, IUP senior, Fayette Co. native earns coveted Goldwater Scholarship,”
Greensburg Tribune-Review, April 20, 2021