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).

The Women in Spectrum Scholarship promotes the academic accomplishments of female students studying engineering degrees at U.S. ABET-accredited universities. The 2022 winners are:

  • 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 this year’s 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

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

Kayla Lyman, Undergraduate Student in Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University Acceptance Speech

Sanaz Naderi, Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University