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11-06-2008

Two Clarkson University Students Win Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

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Emily A. Stefano and Elsbeth D. Adams, both mechanical engineering students at Clarkson University, were recently selected as recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Stefano is a sophomore from East Amherst, N.Y.; Adams is a junior from Evans Mills, N.Y. swe-scholarships-2008

The two students are members of the Clarkson chapter of SWE, a national not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in engineering.

"It's great to be rewarded by SWE," says Stefano. "I joined SWE because I knew they planned a lot of activities for younger girls to help them learn more about science and engineering; and I wish there were more events like that for me when I was younger."

Clarkson's chapter of SWE has done numerous projects, including hosting an event for local 8th grade girls to learn about science and engineering through a day of engaging activities such as making lotion and balsa wood gliders. The group also helps local Girl Scout troops earn science badges by hosting a science experiments clinic.

"It is my goal to raise awareness about the possibilities of engineering for women," says Adams. "As a woman in engineering I represent the future. I have a passion for problem solving, and engineering is the most advantageous avenue for helping solve the problems of the world today."

For more about SWE, go to http://www.swe.org.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Emily A. Stefano and Elsbeth D. Adams, both mechanical engineering students at Clarkson University, were recently selected as recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Left to right: Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering Dean Goodarz Ahmadi, Adams, Stefano, and Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Stephanie A. Schuckers, SWE co-advisor.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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