Holly Denby is a 4th year student pursuing a BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia and she is a sister of the Beta Beta chapter. She has been involved in many organizations in leadership roles such as Vice President Internal of the University of British Columbia Students' Union Okanagan, President of the Engineering Society at UBC, Vce Chair or Finance for the Western Engineering Student Societies’ Team, Membership Educator for Alpha Omega Epsilon, School of Engineering Ambassador, and Founder of the UBCO Women in Engineering club. Holly has also been part of the design team for the UBC Okanagan Concrete Toboggan Club, and through classes, prototyping a baby bodysuit embedded with electrodes to track the infant’s ECG signal to calculate heart rate and comfort levels.
Kristen Postiglione is a 2nd year student pursuing a BS in Engineering Management with Mechanical Engineering Specialty at the Stevens Institute of Technology. She has spearheaded and supported awareness of STEM opportunities for young girls, through STEM events for female elementary school students, and completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by creating a LinkedIN STEM Mentorship group for female high school students. She has also been a robotics mechanical Team Captain, and creator and chair of their STEM Outreach event.
Amy Pham is a 2nd year student at the California Institute of Technology, pursuing a BS in Computer Science. From a young age, she has always been fascinated by mathematics, and participated in math and robotics competitions. She found computer science to be the true answer to her passions intersecting art, engineering, and mathematics. Amy has numerous awards and honors including HackTech Marketing Team (2019), MIT Beaverworks Summer Institute, 3rd Place Final Grand Prix (2017), First Lego League, Student Mentor, Awards: Best Presentation, Teamwork, and Design (2017-2018), First Robotics Competition, Dean's List Nomination (2016-2019) and Magic CTF Tournament 1st Place (2019) to name just a few.
Helen Liang is a 3rd year student at Cornell University, pursuing a BS in Computer Science. She was involved in Science Olympiad and Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) in high school and achieved success in competitions for both organizations. She is heavily invested in supporting and encouraging women in computing. Helen has worked as a Teaching Assistant for core classes and electives within computer science, and she is the social co-lead of the Association for Computer Science Undergraduates at Cornell. She also tutors high school girls in AP Computer Science to make it more accessible and to support them in their computer science journey.
Melanie Hiraki is a 3rd year student at Kansas State University, pursuing a BS in Architectural Engineering and is a sister of the Beta Tau chapter. During her involvement in FIRST Robotics, she has taken the opportunity to facilitate outreach to girls in STEM to encourage participation and foster excitement around these fields of study. She has been involved in many organizations including the United States Green Building Council, Illuminating Engineers Society and the Architectural Engineering Association. She has also won many awards through FIRST Robotics and math/architecture competitions.
Jocelyn Wilcox is a 3rd year student pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a sister of the Beta Alpha chapter. Jocelyn has always been on an endless pursuit for knowledge and looking for challenges, leading her to her engineering studies. With her leadership roles in WISE, ASME, and A.O.E., she has found opportunities to promote and encourage women in engineering.
KeAnna Dakwa is a 3rd year student pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering at Tennessee State University. She wants to become a civil engineer, with a focus on transportation, so that she can make a difference in her community and change the lives of the people who live there. KeAnna has participated in three research projects during her studies at Tennessee State University, including conducting a study assessing crash frequency and injury severity on traffic circles in three regions of Tennessee. She is a member of various professional societies and organizations, including the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, National Society of Leadership and Success, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands/Marching Band.
Lauren Arrington is a 2nd year student pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering at Columbia University. Lauren is extremely passionate about solving complex problems around utilities infrastructure in the United States and supports the unique perspective female engineers can provide in understanding and addressing these issues. She is a member of the Women's Rowing team, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Christian Union at Columbia. She was also named a 2019-2020 Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Henry Michel Scholar.
Lacy Lackey is a 3rd year student pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering at Washington State University. Lacy formerly pursued a BA degree in Chinese Literature from Reed College, and visiting China to teach English as a second language showed her the water quality issues there. Her interest in water quality was expanded when her home and much of her community was destroyed in a wildfire in 2015. She chose engineering as a path where she could help mitigate the destructive impact of wildfires. She is currently participating in a research project simulating wildfire to study its impacts on soil microbiology. Lacy has participated in conferences and has presented her research, including at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in 2019. She has participated in a variety of volunteer positions teaching children about STEM, seeing this as an opportunity to pay forward the mentorship she has received.
Ciara Brewer is a 2nd year student pursuing a BS in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University. She wants to use her knowledge of electrical engineering to help developing countries gain access to renewable energy, particularly wind energy. She is currently the President of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Mississippi State and has previously been the Treasurer and Vice President. Through her work with PTK, she served as a research facilitator to develop an information brochure for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder to document the local resources available to them.
Abimbola Akala is a 2nd year student pursuing a BS in Computer Science at Anne Arundel Community College. She has been fascinated by information and communication technology (ICT) and began learning, and utilizing her skills in high school before deciding to pursue her degree. She was a delegate at the African Leadership Academy Model African Union in South Africa,. Also, she was the co-founder and IT specialist of her school’s Peer Educators Club.
Kenya Byrd is a 2nd year student pursuing a BS in pre-med biology at Florida A&M University. She would like to become a cardiothoracic surgeon after losing her grandmother to a heart attack in 2017. She looks forward to promoting women pursuing careers in the STEM fields to care and aid for their communities.
Arielle Rainey is a 4th year student, currently pursuing a BS in Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, after which she plans to continue with an MS in Humanitarian Engineering. When she graduates, Arielle envisions herself working for the government at the municipal or federal level to help deal with water quality issues. She has been involved in the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She was a Girl Scout Engineering Day Activities Leader in 2018 and won the All Colorado Academic Team Award in 2016. Arielle has participated in research projects determining more sustainable ways to retain metals and trace organics from stormwater, and she is currently working on a project related to water quality and handling contamination from mining and coffee production with students in Colombia.
Tylee Oldham is a 2nd year student pursuing a BS in Materials Engineering and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Tylee has a passion for science and is focused on the safety aspect of engineering. She has broad experience in volunteering and helping those less fortunate.