GET Engineering, in conjunction with The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), provides scholarships, grants, and assistance to local students and schools. This year, GET has provided the following scholarships:
STEM Internship/Research Grant
This program provides up to $1,000 to students in 9th through 11th grade who are conducting internship/research projects in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), usually during summer break. The students are solely responsible for finding their own projects and advisors. The projects are done in academia (college or university) or industry. More information can be found on the AFCEA San Diego Chapter website.
Winner of the $1,000 GET Engineering STEM Research Grant is Christina Kuo
Ms. Kuo just completed Grade 11 at La Jolla High School. Her research work is associated with the University of San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Her project title is Sensors, Data Rendering, and the Internet of Things. She commenced her project on June 17, 2015. The core of her summer research is to create a hypothesis, collect data, and evaluate the outcome of her activities. As a team member of the Supercomputer Center’s IT System and Services group, Christina will deploy a large sensor network to collect a variety of metrics and analyze the data collected.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)-AFCEA San Diego $2,000 scholarship
AVID is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. AVID prepares students for success in high school, college, and the workplace, especially first-generation college goers from underachieving and underfunded schools.
The winner of the GET Engineering Sponsored $1,000 AFCEA-AVID scholarship is Ms. Brittney Sweetser.
Brittney graduated from San Ysidro High School in June with a cumulative GPA of 4.67 and ranked 3rd in a class of 500. Brittney plans to attend Georgetown or Brown University in the fall and major in International Health and Biology with the intent of becoming a Pediatrician. Brittney’s AVID Coordinator writes: “I have never met a person on our staff or in our student body that does not hold the utmost respect for Brittney. She is driven, not only by dreams of success, but of making this world a better place.”
Junior Science Fair Winners
Ten students were selected in March at the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair for a one year membership to the Air and Space Museum, co-sponsored by GET Engineering. A speaking competition for the ten students was held in June, two winners were selected to attend the NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Senior Science Fair Winners
Five winners were selected in March at the San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. One of the five students was selected for the Sweepstakes prize of $2,000. The remaining four students, each received a $750 scholarship. GET Engineering was a proud co-sponsor of these awards.
Technology Needed in Schools
GET Engineering’s donation of $1,000 provides volunteers with tools and materials to install computers and networks in San Diego middle schools.