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Engineer of the year thankful for recognition by peers and faculty

March 30, 2016

Engineering students and faculty honor Sarah Wickman as Engineering Student of the Year for her commitment to classwork, leadership and campus involvement at the Slide Rule Dinner earlier this month.

“I am excited that my enthusiasm for engineering, leadership and UDM is appreciated,” says Wickman.  “This award signifies that my work made a difference in the community.   I enjoy the challenge of academic coursework, involvement and leadership opportunities with many on-campus organizations.”

Wickman is involved in many aspects of campus organizations and holds leadership positions including president of student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and is the philanthropy chair of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.  She is actively involved in campus ministry and many events held in the College of Engineering & Science.

“I love the small diverse campus environment,” says Wickman.  “UDM provided the perfect college experience for me.”

Wickman’s career at UDM started in high school when she attended the summer camp program, STEPS (Science Technology Engineering Preview) for girls. 

“The camp introduced me to what engineers do, building robots and understanding systems, circuits and sensors,” says Wickman.  “I would highly recommend it for high school girls considering a career in STEM.”

Wickman is a graduate of Ladywood High School and will be starting her career with Ford Motor Company this summer.

Read more about the 84th Annual Slide Rule Dinner Dance and award ceremony.


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