2022 IEEE Frances B. Hugle Scholarship Recipient

Krista Marrocco, IEEE Student Member

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.