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CORPORATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

$850 Rockwell Automation
Scholarship Awards

Presented by:
Erika Anderson
Reliability Engineer, Asset Improvement Group
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

DDEP’s corporate partners recognize students who demonstrate the type of competence prized by industry and the potential to advance the values and guiding principles of the corporation.

*Note: All student year-in-school classifications were for the Spring 2020 semester.

Winner:
Ariel Austin
Fourth Year
Engineering Institution:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Engineering Focus: Industrial Engineering
AUC Institution: Spelman College
Major: Mathematics

Winner:
Stephen Seymour
Junior, Morehouse College
Major: Physics
Engineering Focus: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas

AWARDEE PROFILES 

ARIEL AUSTIN

ARIEL AUSTIN

Fourth Year
Engineering Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Engineering Focus: Industrial Engineering
AUC Institution: Spelman College
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Bowie, Maryland

Ariel Austin is a fourth year Dual Degree Engineering Program student. Ariel studied Mathematics for three years at Spelman College and is currently studying Industrial Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A native of Bowie, Maryland, Ariel has always been interested in problem solving and the real world applications of her studies. Ariel has been impactful in community involvement by tutoring at Friendship Baptist Church (ATL), volunteering at Dunbar Elementary School (ATL) and mentoring at the Urban League of Rochester. Throughout her collegiate career, Ariel has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the Accenture Achievement Award, Spelman College Lockheed Martin Scholarship, and a National Science Foundation Award for STEM. During her summers, Ariel had internships in Quality Engineering with Arclin and Technology Consulting with Deloitte. Ariel is an exemplary student, with goals to consistently help others and make change in this world.

STEPHEN SEYMOUR

Stephen Seymour is a junior dual-degree applied physics and electrical engineering major from Nassau, Bahamas. During his time at Morehouse, Stephen has been very active in the STEM community. During his freshman year, he formed and led engineering teams to place second at STEM competitions across the country. After successfully working with his small friend group, Stephen decided to create more opportunities for other students by co-founding the AUC (Atlanta University Center) MakeWay, the only engineering design organization in the AUC where students are working on projects ranging from building rockets to designing zero energy emission homes supported by NASA and the US Department of Energy. While at Morehouse he has completed internships in the automotive and software industries at BorgWarner and Microsoft respectively. This summer he will work as an electrical engineering hardware intern at Microsoft (the first from Morehouse College to fill this position).

STEPHEN SEYMOUR

Junior, Morehouse College
Major: Physics
Engineering Focus:
Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas