Noah Shaver is from the big city of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. With a background in construction and masonry, Noah graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree concentrated in Geotechnical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. After graduation, Noah moved back home and accepted a full-time offer with ESP Associates in Concord, NC. This offer came as a direct result of the summer experiences that can only be attributed to the Levine Scholars Program. Noah started his journey through the world of civil engineering by completing a non-profit internship with Catawba Lands Conservancy to gain knowledge of land use and planning. He then continued to the National Concrete Masonry Association in Herndon, VA to gain pertinent knowledge of engineering laboratory procedures and research. Noah settled into his geotechnical concentration through an internship with Carolina Stalite and a study abroad archaeological dig in Jerusalem. Geotechnical engineering is heavily focused on soil and its testing, and the time in the lab at Carolina Stalite and digging in Jerusalem directly influenced his decision to choose this vein of the civil engineering umbrella. Using knowledge gained from these experiences and related coursework, Noah designed and built a kayak ramp on Rocky River to utilize his civic engagement grant. This project was a geotechnical challenge due to poor soil conditions and common flooding, but with the help of another Levine Scholar and the wonderful non-profit partners at Catawba Lands Conservancy, the final product was a structure that will endure the harsh conditions for years to come. “Whether your future holds a private-sector career or continued academic pursuit, the Levine Scholars Program directly positions you in the sights of success”.