Six Edmonds College students receive AAUW STEM Scholarship Awards06/03/22
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) recognized six 2022 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Scholarship recipients at “Create the Future,” a celebration and networking event at Edmonds College on June 2.
|Edmonds College student Danielle Moore-Porter was one of six scholarship recipients honored during the 2022 AAUW STEM Scholarship Awards. (photo by Arutyun Sargsyan/Edmonds College)|
“Edmonds College is very pleased to again partner with AAUW to encourage women to pursue STEM careers,” said Program Manager and Edmonds College AAUW Representative Su Nelson. “These six recipients are very deserving,”
Dr. Carey Schroyer, the dean of STEM added, “Promoting diversity and equity in STEM at Edmonds College is important work. Our partnership with AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch has been vital in identifying and rewarding deserving students with STEM scholarships.”
The event was co-hosted by the AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch and Edmonds College STEM Division. Edmonds College students Danielle Moore-Porter and Blanca Sanchez-Colin were each awarded a $1,500 scholarship. In addition, high school students Carly Cooper, Kiana Pham, Kylie Prescott, and Alex Weber each received the $1,000 Elizabeth Sears STEM Scholarship. Sears was a longtime member of AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch who passed away in 2021. She received multiple awards during her long teaching career and served on the scholarship committee for AAUW.
“Historically, women have been underrepresented in STEM fields, partly due to stereotyping and gender bias,” said Vicki O’Gorman, co-chair of the scholarship committee. “Over the course of our history, our organization has become a leading voice in advancing gender equity and ensuring that everyone gets the same opportunity to learn, earn, and lead.”
About Edmonds College STEM:
Edmonds College offers a variety of STEM programs, including transfer degrees and professional-technical degrees and certificates. STEM students have access to peer mentoring, a dedicated STEM study room, and a STEM student support and retention specialist. Additionally, the college’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program provides support for historically underrepresented students in STEM.
About AAUW Edmonds SnoKing
The Edmonds SnoKing Branch is committed to the AAUW mission — advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy, with an emphasis on valuing integrity, inclusion, and intersectionality, as well as a diverse membership. For over 30 years, AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch has awarded scholarships to young women graduating from Edmonds School District high schools or attending Edmonds College.
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Edmonds College is a public college accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. Edmonds mission is: Teaching I Learning I Community. The college serves approximately 14,000 students annually, including approximately 900 international students from about 60 countries. The college currently offers two bachelor of applied science degrees (with approval to offer three more), 65 associate degrees, and 107 professional certificates in 30 programs of study. Edmonds College offers robust athletics programs for men and women, including baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross-country. The college operates two on-campus residence halls housing approximately 400 students. In addition, the college has a wide range of comprehensive offerings: College credit in high school, basic education skills to receive a high school diploma/GED or to prepare for college, short-term non-credit training, continuing education, online degrees, and certificates, offered day, night, and weekend. Support services include childcare, a campus food pantry, 211 navigator, and mental health resources. The school operates on a quarter system. The average age of students is 30.