Ms. Kelly Karakashian

Awarded $2,500 on 4/1/2003

Kelly is a student at Kalamazoo College located in Michigan specializing in a "dual Degree" between two schools', the University of Michigan and Kalamazoo College. She will complete the "dual degree" in Physics and Mechanical Engineering in 2005.

Kelly became interested in engineering because of her father's love for drag racing. She worked side by side with her father and she enjoyed getting her "hands dirty". Kelly says, "the time I spent with my father working in the garage and at the track, enabled me to decide my career endeavor of engineering".

She plans to further her education by completing a Master's degree in business or engineering after her "dual degree" is completed.