Awarded $2,500 on 4/28/2015
Savannah is senior at Kettering University, Flint, MI majoring in mechanical engineering with a bioengineering applications concentration and with biochemistry, chemistry and biology minors. She graduates December 2015. She has interned since 2011 with Ford Motor Company in the areas of truck crash safety, biomechanics research, design analysis, and restraint product development. Her goal before entering higher studies was to pursue a career that would serve a greater purpose and make a difference. Working on the forefront of automotive crash safety technologies affirms her commitment to continue a path in occupant protection to decrease the number of occupant injuries and fatalities in automotive accidents. The next step is graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical engineering.
While maintaining a 3.99 GPA, Savannah has tutored for undergraduate coursework, studied abroad at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany notable for automotive engineering training. Most recently she serves as scholarship chair of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and recording secretary of Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society and resident assistant for the past two years at her off-campus living complex. She is also vice president of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and has recently been inducted in the Robot Honor Society, the most prestigious leadership honor society at Kettering. Savannah is a deserving second-time recipient of an AWAF scholarship.