Custom MMIC is proud to present its annual Women in Engineering Scholarship Award to three accomplished and deserving young women who personify academic excellence in the fields of math, science and engineering. The three recipients for 2019 are: Lillian Geller (Westford Academy), Ananya Gopalan (Chelmsford High School) and Lina Abu-Absi (Groton-Dunstable Regional High School). These candidates were carefully selected from a large group of well-qualified and thoroughly impressive applicants from the three target high schools in towns near Custom MMIC’s facility. The total amount awarded to the three women is $240,000 over four years.
“We are delighted to offer these scholarships on an annual basis to these promising young engineers. The scholarships help remove the often-steep financial barrier associated with attending college these days and they enable women to pursue their passion in the sciences and technology. There is so much untapped potential in today’s technology workforce and we want to help unlock that potential by encouraging women to pursue the sciences.” said Paul Blount, President and CEO of Custom MMIC.
In addition, this summer Custom MMIC is providing engineering internship opportunities to the three scholarship winners from 2018. These three young engineers are working on diverse and exciting problems within Custom MMIC with the goal of publishing their efforts in the months ahead.
We would also like to recognize The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, our partner in making these scholarships possible by providing valuable insight, guidance and logistical support which is greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.