Applications are now open for the NSC’s Women in Spectrum Scholarship program. NSC intends to name at least 5 Spectrum Scholars during the second year of this program (2023-2024). Applications are due on May 5, 2023, with the winners announced at the end of September, followed by an awards ceremony at the 2023 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2023. Winners are invited to attend MILCOM as NSC’s guests.

The Women in Spectrum Scholarship promotes the academic accomplishments of female students studying engineering degrees at U.S. ABET-accredited universities. The NSC awarded its inaugural Women in Spectrum Scholarship to four engineering students from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Brigham Young University and Florida Atlantic University at the 2022 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2022. The winners were:

  • Alison Gagne, Undergraduate Student in Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Jiayu (Leoni) Lu, Graduate Student with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Kayla Lyman, ​​Undergraduate Student in Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University
  • Sanaz Naderi, Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University

Each recipient received a $1,500 scholarship prize from NSC and a travel stipend to attend the IEEE MILCOM conference. Scholarship applications were reviewed by NSC Executive Committee members Dr. Sheryl Genco, Prof Erik Perrins, Dr. Christine Zhang and NSC Executive Director Joe Kochan.

To learn more about the 2022 NSC Spectrum Scholars, ExCom member Dr. Sheryl Genco sat down with each of them for video conversation.