Alberto Kang, Civil Engineering student at UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering, was announced as a winner of a $5000 scholarship from REMSA.
Kang, an active student at SCE, currently serves as the Vice President of both Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi, and is also a member of the MSPE Student Chapter. In addition, Kang works 32 hours each week at Herzog Contracting, a general contractor and REMSA member company specializing in railroad construction.
The International Concrete Repair Institute – Great Plains Chapter encompasses Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Western Iowa, and was founded to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete. This year, three scholarships were awarded to deserving students within the region.
Electrical Computer Engineering (ECE) senior Kelsey Knoche earned a high honor this year when she was selected by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to receive the Lockheed Martin Corporation scholarship for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. The SWE Scholarship Selection Committee reviewed over 1,500 applications when making its choices. The committee found that Kelsey demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as strong engineering potential. Kelsey is well known at SCE for both her academics and her leadership. She currently serves as the President of the Tau Beta Pi – MO Delta Chapter and the Vice President of UMKC’s Society for Women Engineers student chapter. Kelsey and other SWE scholarship recipients from across the country will be recognized for their achievements at the “Celebrate SWE!” Dinner & Awards Ceremony held during the SWE Annual Conference this November in Houston, TX.
Pictured below are SWE members at SCE’s 2012 February E-week party and Kelsey interviewing a Mr. Engineer contestant.
Selected from a competitive pool of over 1000 applicants computer science graduate students Pratima Gorla and Swati Son have received scholarships to attend the 2012 Grace Hooper Celebration of Women in Computing being held October 3-6, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Pratima Gorla was awarded a Mastercard scholarship and Swati Soni was awarded a GE scholarship. The scholarships support their conference registration, a prepaid meal cart, hotel accommodations and travel expenses.
Swati Soni, a candidate for a MS in Computer Science, is a member of E-Save Group. Her thesis explores Smart Energy applications and is under the direction of Dr. Yugi Lee. She will present her work on “E-SAVE Framework: Saving Energy by Smart Services” at the celebration.
Pratima Gorla will present her work on “Heavy Gesture Based Emailing and Hop-Texting” at the celebration. A candidate for a MS in Computer Science, she is conducting research on “Exertional Interface Framework For Working Out While Working (WOW)”under the direction of Dr. Deendayal Dinakarpandian and Dr. Yugi Lee.
SCE was proud to honor our SCE Scholarship donors and recepients on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. The SCE Scholarship Reception, held in room 303 Miller Nichols Library congratulated our scholarship recipients and expressed our appreciation for our SCE Scholarship Donors and their support. Many of our donors and their student recipients were in attendance along with parents, guests, SCE faculty and staff, and UMKC administrators including Chancellor Leo Morton.
This year SCE is proud to to announce a new endowed scholarship provided by the Burns and McDonnell Foundation, the Newton A. Campbell Engineering Excellence Scholarship. Kingsley Kantanka, SCE civil engineering student, is its first recipient. We thank our donors for all they do for SCE!