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 Huang wins Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award
Shengxi Huang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, recently was named a winner of
the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. She will receive $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson toward her research on ubiquitous biosensing platforms.
Launched in June 2017, the Johnson &
Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D
talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers in each of the STEM2D disciplines: science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing, and design. Only six winners were selected from 450 applicants this year, one for each of the disciplines. Huang was the award recipient in the category of technology.
This grant will allow Huang to further her development of ubiquitous biosensing platforms, which can help to diagnose diseases earlier, more accurately and more inexpensively, using a method known as Raman spectroscopy. Watch the winning video submission here.
 Korbs establish three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering
Penn State industrial engineering alumnus William Korb and his wife, Wendy, who is
also a Penn State graduate, have contributed $100,000 to fund and endow three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering.
Each gift, matched 2:1 by Penn State
for a combined total of $300,000 in new scholarships, will support undergraduate students participating in RaiseMe, the Pathway to Success Summer Start Program (PaSSS),
the Student Transitional Experiences Program (STEP), Complete Penn State, or Smart Track to Success.
An Erie native, William Korb attended Penn State Behrend for two years before graduating from University Park with a degree in industrial engineering. He is the retired president and CEO of Gilbarco, the world’s leading supplier of fuel dispensers, credit card readers, and point- of-scale devices for gasoline stations.
The Korbs have been long-time supporters of Penn State engineering, both at the Behrend and University Park campuses. In 2002, the Korbs established the Korb Family Trustee Scholarship in Engineering at Behrend, and
in 2014 and 2015, they gifted approximately $1.34 million to create the William and
Wendy Korb Early Career Professorship in Industrial Engineering and the William and Wendy Korb Early Career Professorship in Biomedical Engineering, designed to support talented engineering faculty at the start of their academic careers.
Lubrizol pledges $100,000 in support of the Engineering Equity Initiative
The Lubrizol Corporation, which owns and operates chemical engineering facilities in 17 countries, has pledged $100,000 over the next five years in support of the College of Engineering’s Engineering Equity Initiative.
The initiative aims to increase the number of women completing their engineering degree to 50 percent by 2026, while also growing the number of students from all under-represented groups.
The Lubrizol Fund for the Engineering Equity Initiative in the College of Engineering, as the support is called, will be divided, with 25 percent dedicated to programs that promote equity and inclusion.
The remaining 75 percent will be used to fund scholarships for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering and participating in relevant programs, such as the Women in Engineering Program or the Multicultural Engineering Program. As Lubrizol specializes in chemistry, first preference will be given to students who are majoring or plan to major in chemical engineering.
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