Women in Engineering selects Gadsby for 2016 Helen Grenga Award, gives scholarships to 18 others

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Helen Grenga Award winner April Gadsby, right, with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Chair Susan Burns. Burns presented the award to Gadsby at this month's Women in Engineering banquet. (Photo: Gary Meek)

Senior April Gadsby has won this year’s Helen Grenga Outstanding Engineer Award from Georgia Tech’s Women in Engineering.

She received the award April 12 at the organization’s annual banquet. In presenting the honor, Professor Susan Burns noted Gadsby’s involvement across Tech’s campus, from professional societies to the jazz ensemble and her work mentoring high school girls and other underclassmen.

The award honors a female engineering student who has excelled in the classroom, demonstrated leadership, and excelled in service to the field. It’s named for the first female tenured engineering professor at Georgia Tech.

Just a few weeks ago, Sigma Xi recognized Gadsby for her undergraduate research on pavement rehabilitation, work that has the potential to save state transportation departments millions of dollars.

Meanwhile, 18 other School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students won scholarships at the banquet.

Scholarship Recipients and Sponsors:

Bailey Arnett, Sophomore - John Deere

Abigail Bruning, Freshman - Bechtel

Danielle Diehl, Sophomore - Bechtel

Emily Ferrando, Junior - John Deere

Lauren Gardner, Senior - Georgia Power

Maya Goldman, Senior - Boeing

Savannah Howard, Junior - George Family Foundation

Fariha Islam, Senior - Bechtel

Tenesha Kittrell, Senior - Bechtel

Alison Lavery, Sophomore - BP

Jamie McNorton, Senior - Boeing

Tu Nguyen, Sophomore - Georgia Power

Alyssa Perkins, Senior - Stantec

Felicitas Schneider, Sophomore - Bechtel

Giuliana Stovall, Sophomore - BP

Erika Sutton, Sophomore - Norfolk Southern

Kaitlyn Wong, Freshman - BASF

Winnie Zambrana, Junior - George Family Foundation