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Previous Scholarship Winners

2021 - 2022 Scholarship Winners

SHARON D. BANKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Kaitlyn Zych Headshot

Kaitlyn Zych is a junior at North Carolina State University majoring in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation and minoring in Business Administration. In school, she is involved in WTS, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Gamma Beta Phi, and the North Carolina Local User Group (NCLUG). Within the NC State SWE chapter, she is a mentor to four younger undergraduates in engineering. Kaitlyn meet with them and help them navigate student life at NC State and the challenges that come with being a woman in STEM. Gamma Beta Phi is a service, leadership, and honor society where we participate in various community service projects throughout the school year. For NCLUG, Kaityln is the student ambassador and is currently helping the board plan a MicroStation workshop to carry out each semester for NC State students (exposing them to the Bentley software prior to graduating).

MOLITORIS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Lindsey Dorn Headshot

Lindsey Dorn is a senior studying Civil Engineering at NC State with a transportation concentration. For two years, Lindsey has been the president of WTS at NC State. Driven by her passion for transportation engineering, Lindsey has experience in transportation research and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). After graduation, Lindsey hopes to work in transportation safety and design while remaining active in WTS. Outside of engineering, Lindsey enjoys working with students through Cru at NC State and volunteering in the community.  

HELENE M. OVERLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATES
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Mehrzad Mehrabipour

Mehrzad is a Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department. She is currently working as Operations Research Scientist at Optym. She has received her BS.c. (Hons.) in 2012 and an MS.c. (Hons.) in 2014 both in Industrial Engineering in Iran. She also received an MS.c. in Transportation Engineering from Washington State University. Before coming to the US, she worked as an Instructor where she received her BSc for about 2 years. She has worked as a teaching and research assistant at Washington State University and NCSU since 2016. She has also served in different transportation communities such as the Transportation Research Board, WTS, and ITE for the past 6 years.

 

LEADERSHIP LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATES
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Mehrzad Mehrabipour

Mehrzad is a Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University in the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department. She is currently working as Operations Research Scientist at Optym. She has received her BS.c. (Hons.) in 2012 and an MS.c. (Hons.) in 2014 both in Industrial Engineering in Iran. She also received an MS.c. in Transportation Engineering from Washington State University. Before coming to the US, she worked as an Instructor where she received her BSc for about 2 years. She has worked as a teaching and research assistant at Washington State University and NCSU since 2016. She has also served in different transportation communities such as the Transportation Research Board, WTS, and ITE for the past 6 years.