In a recent survey of BYU-Idaho students, 73 percent of respondents said they believed students may not seek food assistance because of pride, fear or embarrassment.
Even though she felt comfortable studying automotive engineering, Tuchtenhagen said fellow students would ask her daily what it was like to be a woman in a male-dominated program.
“I knew my transmission fluid had been changed within the last couple thousand miles, so when a technician tried to sell me a transmission fluid flush, I asked him to show me my transmission fluid.”
The team continues preparations for their trip to Michigan by attempting to create BYU-Idaho’s best performing Supermileage car yet.
19.8 percent of Madison County’s population is food insecure, meaning they do not have reliable access to a sufficient amount of nutritious food on their own.