Awarded $2,500 on 11/12/2014
Amy is a senior at Kettering University, Flint, MI majoring in mechanical engineering and graduates December 2015. She has interned since 2011 with IAV Automotive Engineering Inc., Northville, MI building on the knowledge and application of powertrain. Early in 2014, Amy was assigned to their facility in Gifhorn, Germany. Amy had the responsibility of mechanical design for a prototype battery pack on a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and was an integral part of the team responsible for design of the battery housing, cooling system, cables, ventilation, battery management system, fixation and the vehicle connection. While on assignment, Amy took Deutsch lessons to improve communications among her peers.
Amy obtained numerous honors, awards and supports community involvement. She received the Dean's List Academic Award every year since freshman status, the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Key Award from Kettering University Robotics Society, Fundraising Chair for Engineers Without Borders, Philanthropy Chair for PanHellenic Council, and Sisterhood Coordinator with Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity. She mentors inner-city Flint students through the Kagle Leadership Initiatives, is a collegiate mentor in the Lives Improved Through Engineering (LITE), and a mentor for Girl Genius, a female middle school student STEM outreach workshop. Amy holds the distinction of AWA's first 3-time scholarship recipient.