Structural Engineering Alumna, Dr. Lauren K. Stewart, became a faculty member in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2013. She received the NDSEG Fellowship from the Army Research Office to support her Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at UC San Diego, where she also completed her M.S. and B.S. degrees. Dr. Stewart is currently the Director of Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory at Georgia Tech, and her research employs innovative experimental strategies to investigate the behavior of structures subjected to extreme environments. Her research on explosive and shock effects has impacted various national security programs. Since joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Stewart was named a New Voice of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She received the GT CEE Research Program Development Award, the Women in Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, the Bill Schutz Junior Faculty Teaching Award. She was also named an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow, a 2017 Rising Star in Structural Engineering and is among Engineering Georgia's 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering.