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- tuition fee reduction
For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Rebecca was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At Parkview High School, she was the drum major, played the clarinet, and earned the John Philip Sousa award. She earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994, where, as a sophomore, she was the school’s youngest female drum major. She earned a Dual MBA and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing from the Tauber Institute at the University of Michigan in 1999.
During her undergraduate studies, Rebecca worked at Motorola in Sunrise, FL where she earned US Patent 5442713 for cordless phone wind noise reduction. She also worked at Texaco in Houston, TX in Central Offshore Engineering.
Rebecca was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010, then again in 2013 and 2016. During this time, Rebecca was a relentless advocate to friends and women everywhere for mammograms and preventive scans.
The scholarship is worth $4,500.