Alyse Waldhorn

Awarded $2,500 on 8/17/2015

Alyse is a second time scholarship recipient and a senior at Wayne State University, Detroit MI completing a mechanical engineering degree.  Her credentials include a degree from Michigan State University in Environmental Biology/Microbiology, and internships at Yazaki North America and Argonne National Laboratory.  She was actively involved in 2014/15 as the Project Manager in Wayne State’s EcoCAR 3 project, a four year student design competition that challenges 16 North American universities to re-engineer the Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle. The team, comprised of a high percentage of female students, received national attention and led to Alyse’s interview with Glamour Magazine to discuss the need for more females in the automotive industry and the importance of STEM education.  “This Women-Led Collegiate Team Is Building an Eco-Friendly Hybrid Camaro.” Glamour, Danica Lo, February 5, 2015 (interview)

As an advocate for women pursuing careers in automotive and engineering industries, Alyse is a model of leadership for future women in the automotive industry.   Her hometown is Huntington Woods, MI.  The scholarship was sponsored by Aisin World Corporation of America.