The Atlanta Chapter of Women in Electronics (WIE) awarded six scholarships in May to bright, promising females from Atlanta area colleges and universities, and the organization chose to award all but one of them to Southern Polytechnic State University students.
WIE is a non-profit regional organization that provides a professional network for women involved in all segments of the electronics industry. Membership includes business owners and women working in areas such as engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, sales, human resources, and administrative areas, just to name a few.
WIE scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and participation in extracurricular activities. Invitations to apply for them were extended to universities and colleges throughout the metro Atlanta area. To date, the organization has donated over $200,000 in scholarships and charitable contributions toward educational assistance for women.
Congratulations to the SPSU recipients: Marian Alicea, civil engineering technology; Nicole Banks, industrial engineering technology; Kassandra Carman, industrial engineering technology; Yasmine Jonaidi, industrial engineering technology; and Sonia Vanegas, mechanical engineering.