Student Standouts Awarded Scholarships

July/August 2019

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Student Standouts Awarded Scholarships

Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

Awarded to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university

Vanessa Garlepp, Austin, Texas

Vanessa GarleppSchool: Will be attending Rice University
Major: Biomedical engineering
Quote: “I am unable to fit into traditional boxes, including an ethnic box, or specifically, an identity box: I do not fit the mold that shapes a typical teenager. Instead of describing myself as one thing OR another, I think of myself as one thing AND the other.”

Auxiliary Legacy Scholarship

Awarded to a female US citizen entering her junior year in a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program

Hannah Walker, Rochester, Minnesota

Hannah WalkerSchool: University of Wisconsin–Madison
Major: Materials science and engineering
Quote: “As a senior in high school, I completed a mentorship at Limb Lab, a prosthetics lab in my hometown. It was there that I really developed an interest for the way that the prosthetists could take each individual situation, identify the problem, and creatively build a different solution for each customer.”

Steinman Scholarships

Awarded to current undergraduates entering the junior year in a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program

Jarrett Nuyen, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Jarrett NuyenSchool: Western Michigan University
Major: Civil engineering
Quote: “The importance of ethics in engineering is something we must always recognize.... In my future as a professional engineer, I will always hold myself accountable to following the Code of Ethics. I know that with financial assistance from NSPE, I will be an ambassador of positive ethical practices in our growing industry.”

Matthew Kadus, Chicago, Illinois

Matthew KadusSchool: University of Kentucky
Major: Electrical engineering
Quote: “Ethics in the engineering profession is important because it protects society from potential risks of new technologies. Each decision an engineer makes carries with it a potential risk. I believe it is important for engineers to continually consider the ethical implications of their work. This practice ensures that the development of new technologies will not impede the safety, health, and wellbeing of the public.”