Women in Engineering Program honors outstanding students

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) announced the winners of its annual awards for leadership, mentoring and facilitation.

Kylie Sheplock, a biological engineering senior from West Pittston, Pa., was given the Joelle Award for Women in Engineering Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding leadership contributions by a woman student in the College of Engineering.

Sheplock was honored for her work as president of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and her service to the organization throughout her collegiate career. Sienna George, a chemical engineering senior from Honesdale, Pa., and Sarah Schopman, a bioengineering senior from Kingwood, Texas, were first runners-up for the award.

Two students received the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award. The award, named in honor of former bioengineering faculty member Nadine Barrie Smith, recognizes outstanding undergraduate engineering women who, like Smith, devoted significant time and resources to mentoring other female students in their quests to become better students, people and engineers.

Karen Bobkowski, a junior in mechanical and nuclear engineering from Centennial, Colo., and Divya Mehta, an industrial engineering junior from Martinsville, N.J., each received the award.

Two students were honored with the WEP Outstanding Facilitator Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions of WEP academic facilitators who go above and beyond to engage their group members in meaningful enrichment to ensure success in each course.

The recipients are Kristen Myatt, a chemical engineering sophomore from Warminster, Pa., and Allison Ranslow, a bioengineering junior from Pittsford, N.Y.

Victoria Interval, a fifth-year architectural engineering student from Wexford, Pa., was named the winner of the WEP Outstanding Intern Coordinator Award. The award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of a WEP coordinator who consistently performs at a measurably high level to ensure the success of her project.

Last Updated March 26, 2013