Summer Roden grew up helping her dad rebuild cars, and even drove a Trans Am they'd restored throughout high school. "It's just like the one from 'Smokey and the Bandit'!" she says with a laugh. So it's hardly a surprise that the Killen, Ala., native decided to major in mechanical engineering at UAH. Now, however, she hopes to inspire other young women who share an interest in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to do the same.