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2018 Scholarship Recipients

Founders' Scholarship ($2,500)

Averyonna Kimery is a 4th year student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, pursuing a BS in Metallurgical Engineering. Her father received a degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and then later a Masters in Engineering Management. His encouragement to consider engineering, and her affinity for math and science led her to consider this path. She has found the challenges and the coursework to be very enjoyable, and plans to pursue a Masters in Material Engineering and Science. She has been involved in peer mentoring and active in the Material Advantage Society and the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.

Maxine Shelly Turner Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

McKenna Roberts is a 4th year student pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard College. McKenna became passionate about pursuing engineering during her experience as project lead with Harvard Engineers Without Borders, where she organized 26 students to design and construct a water distribution system in a community of 300 people in rural Dominican Republic. She is also active in Harvard Model United Nations, Catholic Student Association, and tutoring through EVKids.

Lindsay M del Campo Scholarship ($1,500)

Cassidy Elwell is a sophomore studying Computer Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). During high school, she helped start a robotics club and went on to compete at the VEX World Championship with thousands of students across the world. After attending a digital forensics and cybersecurity summer program, she decided to concentrate on cybersecurity where will use her technological skills to prevent cyber attacks in everyday technology.

Freedom Scholarship ($1,000)

Jui Hanamshet is a 3rd year student at Drexel University pursuing a BS in Computer Engineering. Witnessing her grandfather’s challenges for affordable and accessible cancer treatment in India, she was inspired to pursue her love for circuits and coding while building medical devices that make healthcare accessible to more people. She is involved in many mentoring and outreach opportunities and events through SWE, Drexel Dragons to Dragons, and Drexel Pennoni Honors College, to encourage more women to pursue engineering and research.

Rings of Excellence Scholarship ($1,000)

Sarah Gardner is a 3rd year student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a BA in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Inspired by a college student’s invention story, she realized how engineers help to improve people’s lives and decided to pursue a degree aligning with her passion for agriculture and the environment. She is actively involved in outreach as an Engineering Ambassador and through GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science).

Rings of Excellence Scholarship ($1,000)

Hannah Lobell is a 3rd year student at University of Maryland pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering, with an Engineering Leadership Development Minor. Her interest in an engineering career first began with a Project Lead the Way-Principles of Engineering class during her sophomore year of high school, and interest in fusing her passions for math, science, and community service. She also seeks to improve prosthetics to help people like her grandmother. In regards to outreach, she is the president of the Flexus Women in Engineering Living and Learning Program.

Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship ($1,000)

Rachel Romano is a 4th year student at University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Her parents, both engineers at a naval base near their home, were the ultimate reason for her path to an engineering major as they showed such passion for their work. She has also participated in many activities such as KEYS to Empowering Youth and over a 10 day period, she and nine other students installed a 10,000 liter water tank and extended the roof of a primary school in Freetown through Engineers Without Borders in Sierra Leone.

Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship ($500)

Nastassja Lahoff is a 2nd year student at Pennsylvania State University - Behrend, pursuing a BS in Electrical Engineering. Both of her parents were engineers and Nastassja has always loved problem solving. Her job shadow at Cummins manufacturing plant solidified that interest seeing real world problems being solved. She also is involved in the Behrend Robotics Club and Society of Women Engineers. She planned and led an engineering day for local Girl Scouts, promoting STEM.

Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship ($500)

Mary Smith is a 3rd year student at University of Maryland and is pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Her interest in engineering came from the Project Lead the Way engineering program at her high school. Currently, she is involved in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Honors Program, a multidisciplinary honors program that emphasizes quality, product design, project management, and process improvement. She also teaches at an introductory engineering camp for middle school students in the summer. She is also part of the Terrapin Tap Troupe, and has received University Honors.

Walters Family Honorary Scholarship ($500)

Mallory Gaspard is a 4th year student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is pursuing a BS in Mathematics and Physics. Through mathematics and physics research, Mallory aims to develop mathematical models to tackle problems with applications to medicine, that would assist in developing the latest approaches in understanding various diseases and finding treatments. She has also utilized her knowledge and perspective as a differently-abled individual to develop mobile applications and devices to increase accessibility for those with physical challenges.

Herbert John Lathrop Engineering Scholarship ($500)

Regan Wess is a 3rd year student at South Dakota School of Mines pursuing a BS in Geological Engineering. After attending a 'Go to Mines' event at SDSM&T and shadowing the geology and geological engineering departments, she fell in love with the subject. Through this field, she can ensure the safety of people and geological stability. She also volunteers her time to encourage women in STEM, such as Girl Scouts mini car building for races and Steminist 5K, and is a member of The Society of Economic Geologists.

Kasem Pimanmas Scholarship ($500)

Jasmine Gay is a 4th year student at Florida State University and is pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering. During an invention project, Jasmine realized her passion for design, research, and inventing machines. She took the invention project further and entered the ACC Inventure Competition placing 11th. She is also involved in many organizations such as Society of Women Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers, participating in outreach and promotion of STEM.

Make a Difference/Impact Scholarship ($500)

Naia Butler-Craig is a 4th year student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pursuing a BS in Aerospace Astronautical Engineering. She has always wanted to be an engineer, but discovered her unshakeable love and curiosity for space in 8th grade. Naia has received many honors and awards including Boeing Glider Competition Overall Winner, CATIA Project Poster Competition “Best Presentation” Winner, and NASA’s Business Professional Women Award. She is also involved in outreach and leadership through many organizations including ERAU National Society of Black Engineers and Dreams Soar, Inc.

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