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2014 Scholarship Recipients

Maxine Shelly Turner Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

Rajia Abdelaziz is a junior double majoring in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In less than a year, Rajia was promoted as a Lead Android Software Developer in a co-op known as the iSENSE Project. She has also taken leadership roles in the student chapter of the Society of Women in Engineering and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Her main goals through her academic career has been to promote engineering to freshman and women and to continue finding new challenges to better herself.

Lindsay M del Campo Scholarship ($1,500)

Alexandra Berges is a sophomore biomedical engineering student at John Hopkins University with aspirations of earning a PhD. In her short career at John Hopkins University, she was selected to be on a team that designed a neonatal respiratory treatment device for infants with respiratory distress syndrome. While furthering the biomedical field with the design project during her first year of college, Alexandra maintained her studies and earned a 4.0 GPA. He goal is to continue impacting the biomedical field and teach others the intricacies of biomedical engineering.

Freedom Scholarship ($1,000)

Mary Leann Philips is a civil engineering sophomore student with junior standing at LeTourneau University. Mary entered into the the civil engineering field eighteen years ago as a CAD Technician. She recently returned to school to further her education and career. She has allowed herself and to be a resource to her fellow classmates by contributing to discussions involving the professional practice of civil engineering.

Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship ($500)

Anna Harrison is a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a member of student chapters of Engineers Without Borders and Society of Women Engineers. Anna was admitted into two very selective leadership development programs during her freshman year and became a research assistant in the Butera laboratory on campus. Her career hopes is to earn a PhD and continue on as a research professor in neuroscience and engineering with the hopes of breaking barriers, making new discoveries, and creating devices for the betterment of society.

Walters Family Honorary Scholarship ($500)

Cecilia Chen is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a member of the Rocketry Team at Cornell University and participated in a research opportunities in California determining the orbit of a near-Earth asteroid. She was also a pathology research intern in 2011 at the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center in Ohio, where she co-authored a publication. Cecilia plans on pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering or applied physics after she finishes her undergraduate studies.

Herbert John Lathrop Engineering Scholarship ($500)

Rebecca Reese is a senior majoring in genetics at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the Omicron chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. She held numerous positions in the Omicron chapter including the Director of Councils, Historian, Secretary, and Archivist. Rebecca has been working in laboratories since her freshman year and currently working on a project involving Down Syndrome Cells. She would like to eventually earn her PhD in cellular or molecular biology with a focus on biomedical sciences.

George F. Thorp Engineering Scholarship ($500)

Kaitlyn Martin is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. She is a member of three different honor societies (Tau Beta Pi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and the Blue Key. She is also an active member of the largest collegiate chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and held leadership positions in the organization. Kaitlyn is also a NASA Aerospace Scholar program and finished #2 out of the 900 that applied. Kaitlyn believes her field of interest in mechanical engineering, robotics, can make miracles happen and will pursue a profession in robotics that will solve real world problems.

Founders' Scholarship ($1,000)

Sara Niezelski is a junior double majoring in mechanical engineering and economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She already holds numerous positions at the University of Maryland promoting engineering and women in engineering through the Women in Engineering Living & Learning Community known as Flexus, Engineers without Borders, and a Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board. She is also an Alpha Omega Epsilon sister and promoted professionalism at the Upsilon Chapter as a member of the professional committee.

Rings of Excellence Scholarship ($500)

Lena Barrett is a junior double majoring in chemical engineering and business information systems at Lehigh University. She is the professional chair and founding member of the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. Lena is a member of the professional chemistry fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma and the Lehigh Marching 97, the student marching band. Although her extracurricular activities keep her busy, she has managed to maintain an impressive 3.89 out of 4.0 GPA.

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