Elise Welsh is a senior at Texas Tech University, Beta Alpha
Chapter of A.O.E., majoring in Chemical Engineering. Six short
years ago Elise never saw herself as an engineer but then was
introduced to chemistry and calculus by two fabulous high school
teachers her career path had changed forever. She finds
thermodynamics, fluids, and heat transfer fascinating classes.
Kristina Thompson writes "Elise is an enthusiastic, bright and
industrious student, organization officer, and community
supporter who thrives on challenges."
Ann Dietrich is a senior at University of Florida majoring in
Aerospace Engineering. She is heavily involved in Society of
Women Engineers in outreach programs for children and the
community. Ann hopes "through peer mentoring and outreach
programs to increase the diversity of thinking in the engineering
world." Professor Rick Lind says "her commitment to the
community is outstanding and well aligned with the ideals
associated with your organization."
Kelsi Middleton is a junior at University of Colorado - Boulder
majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Kelsi was raised on a small
farm and regularly helped her father fixing or replacing parts on
the farming equipment. How things worked and seeing how parts
went together sparked her interest in Mechanical engineering.
She hopes to pursue a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
and is interested in designing farm equipment that is more eco-
friendly. Erik Groves writes "her dedication to high achievement
that makes me confident that she will excel academically and
professionally throughout her life."
Stephanie Burger is a sophomore at Northeastern University
majoring in Civil Engineering. Stephanie's desire to pursue civil
engineering was due to the impressive "Europe-Bridge" in the
Austrian Alps that her family crossed over on family trips. In order
to be successful she understands the need for a master's degree to
pursue this field after graduation. Ms. Candace Martel writes "she
wishes all students shared Stephanie's level of interest, motivation
and enthusiasm... she stands in the forefront of her class and will
clearly be one of our bright and shining stars."
Hazal Yaksel is a senior at Duke University majoring in Electrical
and Computer Engineering. Her passion for engineering comes
from her understanding that concepts taught in one course will
apply in other courses. Hazal is intrigued how her engineering
knowledge is all encompassing and interdisciplinary. She would
like to pursue a PhD in electrical engineering to push her
intellect to the limit. Mr. Gary Ybarra recommends Hazal on her
strong analytical ability, creative design ability, leadership, and
excellent communication skills.
Anna Koch is a junior at Oregon State University majoring in
Electrical and Computer Engineering. While Anna was growing
up she followed her Dad to Sandia National Laboratories every year
to 'Take Our Daughters to Work Day'. Her love for math and
science was intrigued further as she saw engineers applying their
knowledge on science fiction type projects. Matt Shuman "feels
Anna has the aptitude, drive and attitude to succeed in college
and afterwards in the professional workforce."
Hannah Henningsgaard is a senior at University of Maryland
majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Hannah has been involved
with Engineers Without Borders as a freshman. She believes she
has the tools, the intelligence, and the passion to accomplish my
goals and help make the community a better place after seeing
what EWB can achieve. Dr. David Lovell quotes "I believe Hannah's
energy for life, her diligence at applying herself to important
projects, her capacity for technical work, and her genuine interest
in improving the lives of the people she comes into contact with,
that Hannah is a young person with enormous potential for
success as an engineer."
Jisun Jung is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in
Computer Science. Jisun interests lie in forensic science as well
as computer science. Her ultimate goal is to become a software
engineer that develops computer programs that can process data,
like fingerprints, faster and more accurately. Mr. Miyako
Hayakawa writes "Jisun is a rewarding student, eager to learn and
polish her skills, and taking full advantage of the resources
available to her."
Rosalie Wills is a junior at University of Maryland - College Park,
Upsilon Chapter of A.O.E., majoring in Fire Protection
Engineering. Rosalie has pursued numerous activities which
promote women in STEM fields and mentors high school students
and freshman as a positive role model. Dr. Paige Smith has
recommended Rosalie as an advisor for Exploring Engineering (E2)
and mentor for Women In Engineering program and writes "she
easily negotiates the fine line between being a role model, mentor,
instructor, and friend with participants."
Jennifer Dicks is a senior at University of Maryland - College Park,
Upsilon Chapter of A.O.E., majoring in Civil Engineering. It wasn't
until Jennifer starting staring at buildings and thinking of their
structural capabilities almost everywhere that she realized civil
engineering was a perfect match for me. Dr. Richard McCuen says
"Jennifer has leadership potential, as she is intelligent,
conscientious, and respectful."
Samantha Herold is a junior at Milwaukee School of Engineering,
Delta Chapter of A.O.E., majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
Samantha's love for the biomedical field came from the technology
used to continue her grandfather's life in his later years. She
wants to continue her education as a graduate student in the
Perfusion program at MSOE. Dr. Katherine Wikoff says "Samantha
exemplifies the type of service-oriented leadership that will be
needed as engineering, science, and technology move forward
into the 21st century."
Nellie Querns is a senior at University of Southern California,
Epsilon Chapter of A.O.E., majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Nellie's father at a young age told her to seize every opportunity
that comes your way. Nellie has lived those words in all aspects of
her life and calls herself a renaissance woman who has broad
intellectual interests in both the arts and sciences. Her dream is
to work in the auto industry for Honda or live in Italy while
working for Ferrari or Lamborghini. Ms. Monica De Los Santos
says "I am impressed by Nellie's range of co-curricular activities
(Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority, USC Robotics Society, Society of
Women Engineers, USC Catholic Center Choir) as most
engineering students typically focus on one or two activities."