Engineering Academy Graduate off to Princeton
Chloe Froning, a 2017 graduate of Roosevelt and Engineering Academy completer, describes her time in the Compact program as one that allowed her to explore the boundless career opportunities and fields within engineering, without pigeonholing herself into a specific career.
Today, she is one of 5 students directly admitted into Princeton University’s Advanced Placement Master of Architecture Program. “I was very lucky to be in the Engineering Academy, a space where I could explore my creativity and develop my skills into what they are today,” Chloe says. Chloe was one of 25 accepted into the Master of Architecture program for the 2021-22 school year, but she won’t be going about this program in a traditional fashion. Out of those 25 accepted, Chloe is one of five who was admitted into the Advanced Placement program, allowing her the opportunity and challenge to complete this three-year program in only two years.
Chloe graduated from Kent State University in May 2021 with her Bachelors of Science in Architecture. Chloe recognizes that the Six District Educational Compact’s Engineering Academy provided her with creative freedom that allowed her to develop critical thinking skills that significantly contributed to her success in her undergraduate work. “It’s easy to just do what the classes tell you to, but being able to make your own path and do what you’re passionate about is something else! Lots of late nights, 3D printing, and hard work has me so excited for my future,” Chloe explains. “I basically changed majors in high school,” Chloe laughs, describing the realization that architecture was her passion and noting her teachers support and encouragement along the way.
Instructor Jeff Bee explains, “From the get-go she displayed her desire and interest in CAD design and architecture. It was a WOW moment for me once I heard she was going to attend Princeton for her graduate degree. To see a young person like Chloe, that I had a hand in teaching, well that’s a feeling every teacher cherishes.”