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MEMS Student Sarah Wielgosz Named NCWIT Collegiate Award Winner

Sarah Wielgosz, mechanical engineering senior, is selected as a 2022 Collegiate Award Winner from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). According to the NCWIT, “[The] Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women, genderqueer, and non-binary students. Conferred annually, the Award recognizes technical projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential impact.”

Wielgosz’s award-winner project is titled “Parametric Modeling of NASA’s Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators for Future Deep-Space Missions” and she submitted both an essay and video presentation (which can be found here) as part of the application. Wielgosz was named one of 80 finalists in December, and declared one of the three winners in March. As an Award Winner, Wielgosz will receive a $10,000 cash prize, an invitation to the 2022 vNCWIT Summit on Women and IT, and an invitation to an event highlighting the Award Winners this June.

Wielgosz joins the ranks of fellow MEMS students, 2018 Award Finalist Laura Fulton and 2018 Award Winner Joanna Rivero.