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The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award

YWCA - Cleveland

The YWCA of Greater Cleveland established The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award in 2002 to encourage women to pursue sciences, engineering and technology-related education and professions. The Award is named in honor of Dr. Hwang who is internationally distinguished in both business and technology arenas.

Endowed by Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, the Award recognizes the outstanding women college students who major in one of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.

The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award consists of recognition and a monetary prize, which is to be conferred by Dr. Jennie S. Hwang at the annual YWCA Greater Cleveland Women of Achievement Awards luncheon.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time women students in designated universities
  • Majoring in one of STEM disciplines
  • Exceptional academic achievement
  • Outstanding community involvement
  • Well-rounded performance

Recipients

2016
Allison Matia
Baldwin Wallace University
Major: Neuroscience

2015
Kaylee Yuhas
Baldwin Wallace University
Major: Physics

2014
Rachel Zacharias
Neuroscience & Psychology
Baldwin Wallace University

2013
Kara Gawelek
Biology
Baldwin Wallace University

2012
Caitlin Bowerman
Case Western Reserve University
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2011
Emiliya Akhumian
Cleveland State University
Major: Biology / Pre-Med

Abigail Erinc
Case Western Reserve University
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2010
Kathleen Puttman
Case Western Reserve University
Major: Chemical Engineering

2009
Maya Alunkal
Case Western Reserve University
Major: Environmental Geology

2008
Rachel Shi
Baldwin Wallace College
Major: Physics and pre-Engineering
Minor: Business Administrant

2007
Imaan Benmerzouga
Cleveland State University
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Biology

Sara R. Wright
The University of Akron
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2006
Melanie Callear
Ursuline College
Major: Biology

2005
Lauren Smith
Case Western Reserve University
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2004
Amada Yoho
Kent State University
Major: Physics

2003
Gina M. Szweda
The University of Akron
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Business & Mathematics

2002
Kristin Frinkley
Case Western Reserve University
Major: Biomedical Engineering