Awards and Service


  1. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship:  2007-2010.
    • 1 of 1000 recipients awarded nationally (~5%), 3 years of funding
  2. Clare Booth Luce SWE (Society of Women Engineers) Scholarship: 2007-2008.
    • Top National SWE scholarship awarded to one high-achieving female in higher education
  3. SWE Baltimore/Washington Scholarship, 2006.
    • 1 of 5 awarded in the local region
  4. Raymond M. Galantine Award: 2004.
    • Recognizes 1 outstanding engineering student at SCU who has demonstrated a commitment to putting into practice the Catholic and Jesuit ideal of people in the service of others.
  5. James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, Div IV Silver Award, 2004.
  6. Best of Session, Santa Clara University Interdisciplinary Engineering Session for Senior Capstone:  2004.
    • Awarded to top interdisciplinary senior design team
  7. Faculty Recognition for Technical Excellence: 2004.
    • 1 of 8 recipients in SCU computer engineering awarded.
  8. National Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship, 2004.
  9. Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineering Education Scholarship:  2004.
    • 1 of 6 recipients in Northern California awarded for academic and campus-wide involvement.
  10. Dean’s Scholar: 2000-2004.
    • Merit-based fellowship awarded to top students in engineering, renewable for 4-years.
  11. Southwest Medical Center Scholarship: 2000.
    • 1 of 5 recipients selected based on community service, 500+ hours volunteering at hospital

Travel grants:

  1. GRASSROOTS Travel grant, IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation (up to $500 to visit labs in Japan).
  2. Travel Award & Conference Attendee, 2004 Grace Hopper Conference, October 2004.
  3. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Conference for College Women Student Leadership Attendance Scholarship, 2003.
    • 100 female leaders from all majors chosen for a leadership workshop at Brown University.