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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.
Rochelle attended Altmar Parish Williamstown High School in Parish, NY. She participated in many clubs and activities among them senior class president and co-editor of the yearbook. She also worked at various jobs throughout high school and college. She was a high achiever in school and she had a very strong work ethic. She stayed on at the day care center she attended working until she was in high school.
In high school she worked at Burger King, Walmart, Americorps, babysat occasionally and during the summer she would take on two jobs. She loved children and was a highly sought after babysitter. When she decided to go into engineering I told her I thought she would be a pediatrician. She told me she wanted to be an engineer so she could help everyone.
She graduated from high school in 2005 and entered the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY that fall majoring in Industrial Engineering. She also worked while attending college and joined the Society of Women Engineers. She enjoyed planning the overnights for prospective high school students at RIT and attending SWE conferences.
The scholarship is worth $1,250.