The Purdue University North Central Women in Engineering and Technology organization recently awarded scholarships to Natasha Daugherty, of LaPorte and formerly of Star City, and to Melissa Cowan, of Wanatah, both students in the PNC College of Engineering and Technology.
“These students are very worthy recipients of this scholarship,” said Martha Garcia-Saenz, PNC associate professor of Construction Engineering and Management Technology. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to award these scholarships so that Natasha and Melissa may continue to work toward earning their degrees.”
Garcia-Saenz was instrumental to bringing the Women in Engineering and Technology program to the PNC campus. She knew the importance of having a mentor, someone to talk to and friends who share similar interests, and brought the organization to Purdue North Central during the 2002 spring semester to provide that opportunity to female students. Male students and faculty members are welcome to join and they regularly attend meetings and events.
The program encourages female students to succeed not only academically, but personally and professionally through seminars, talks, and discussion with guest speakers from alumni, industry and academia.
For more information about Women in Engineering and Technology, contact Martha Garcia-Saenz at 219-785-5522, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.