Ms. Brittany Murty

Awarded $2,500 on 1/11/2007

Brittany Murty is a junior at Kettering University and majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Plastic Product Design. She developed an interest in engineering in high school when she participated in a pre-engineering program designed for women. This interest was fostered by her father who encouraged her to take apart many different machines and household appliances at home in New York. In addition to her engineering classes at Kettering, Brittany is taking a few bio-engineering and crash-reconstruction classes, and is fascinated by all the applications for polymers in a vehicle and in emerging fields related to vehicle safety. Her coop employer is Ticona, where she has worked in the design group and the test lab. She also volunteers with the LITE group at Kettering (the summer program designed to expose girls to engineering to which AWAF also gave a scholarship last year), is President of the Society of Women Engineers, an Initiate in the Robot Society and in a number of honor societies.