Triton engineering student granted scholarship to help her ‘change the world’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 9, 2014
Triton College student Karolina Stus dreams of changing the world. Though she admits it sounds a little cliché, she is actually already contributing to a changing world as a young woman pursuing engineering – currently a male-dominated field.
Stus of Elmwood Park is studying to be an engineer at Triton and was recently awarded for her commitment to her education with a scholarship through the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation, part of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA).
The youngest of six siblings and a first-generation college student, Stus is excited for the bit of financial relief and looks forward to completing her studies at Triton and hopefully transferring to ITT to continue her education. A role model, Stus has served as a mentor for Triton’s GADgET summer camp, which exposes young women, ages 12 to 16, to engineering through hands-on activities and women working in the professional field. She is eager to continue inspiring girls interested in engineering.
“I want to break traditional boundaries and come up with ways to create innovative products that help people make tasks easier,” she said. “I will be looking for every opportunity to further my education and embrace not only the end result, but the journey in the process… I know there is so much learning ahead of me.”
GADgET summer camp, standing for Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology, will take place this summer for two weeks. The camp is from June 16-26, 2014, on Triton’s campus in River Grove. To register for the camp or to learn about the other summer youth camps offered at Triton, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3501 or click here.
Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3608