Amy Jachim

Awarded $2,500 on 6/15/2016

Amy is a high school graduate of University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.  She will attend Kettering University, Flint, Michigan to study mechanical engineering with a focus in vehicle development.  While attending Kettering she will co-op at Navistar, Lisle, Illinois. Amy's interest in engineering began when she participated in FIRST robotics as a high school freshman. She stayed involved in FIRST throughout high school holding several leadership roles including build team lead and pit crew lead and was an integral part of the Engineering Inspiration presentation team.  Her coaches awarded her the team's Mentors' Award.

 

Amy participated in Ford’s High School Science and Technology Program for three years where she discovered many different fields of engineering in automotive.  She was selected to be a summer intern prior to her senior year of high school and worked at Ford with the material science computer aided engineering team.  Her assignment was to build a database of the various alloys used by the stamping engineers to aid in creating accurate models of the spring back of specific alloys.  She also attended engineering camps at Michigan Tech and Rose-Hulman, further cementing her desire to study mechanical engineering.

 

Amy's volunteerism includes project coordinator of the 313 Backpack Giveaway, Iroquois WISE in Detroit, a peer math tutor, involvement in Young Engineers for K – 3rd graders and four years as a food pantry volunteer.   Amy’s hometown is Detroit, Michigan.  The scholarship was sponsored by Cox Automotive.