The IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Frances B. Hugle, her many significant engineering accomplishments, and to help provide the resources for female engineers to follow in her footsteps. The scholarship is presented to up to two female IEEE Student Members who have completed two years of undergraduate study in an engineering curriculum at an ABET-accredited university or college within the United States.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Kimberly is a first-generation college student at Kettering University pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Applied Mathematics. On campus, she assists students and faculty as a Supplementary Instructor and tutor, served as a part of Kettering’s Student government as the Multicultural representation, and was on various club boards. She is an active member of a community through the Kagle leadership program, where she helps High school students get college ready. Kimberly is passionate about contributing to the future of the Automotive industry through electric vehicles. For now, she is excited to have accepted an internship with Our Next energy. Kimberly also hopes to light the path and serve as a role model for young Jamaican women who want a career in Engineering.
The IEEE Women in Engineering Committee takes pleasure in presenting Kimberly Betty as a 2022 recipient of the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and passion for engineering.
Krista Marrocco is from Clearwater, Florida and currently a senior studying Electrical Engineering at University of Florida. She selected her major because she has always been fascinated with how electronics worked and enjoyed advanced math and sciences courses in high school. Her favorite topics in her high school physics courses were electromagnetics and circuits. She had desire to deepen her understanding in these topics while at UF. Krista’s future goal is to graduate with honors and continue her education as a graduate student. Krista has been involved in undergraduate research since her freshman year and she currently holds leadership positions in two student organizations. She served as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Patrick’s Bioelectrical Communications Lab, Dr. Arnold’s Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group, and Dr. Ferris’ Human Neuromechanics Laboratory. She is currently working on her senior thesis under Dr. Patrick designing a learning module for UF’s Circuit 1 course. She is a Project Manager for the Adaptive Gaming Division of a student organization called Generational Relief in Prosthetics (GRiP). Krista currently leads a team of twelve captains working on unique adaptive projects including a one-handed video game controllers, adaptive headphones, and other adaptive toys for individuals with special needs. She is also the founder and the president of the Adopted Student Organization (ASO). Krista was adopted from China and wanted a space for adoptees to connect, so she started ASO. She is currently coordinating outreach events to help foster children in her community and planning educational events centered around adoption.
The IEEE Women in Engineering Committee takes pleasure in presenting Krista Marrocco as a 2022 recipient of the IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and passion for engineering.