May 19, 2017

Workman Nydegger Awards Scholarships for Fall 2017 to Women Studying Engineering, Science and Technology

By: Brooke Rallison

Workman Nydegger is pleased to award the Workman Nydegger Scholarships for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology to two University of Utah students and two Brigham Young University students for the Fall 2017 semester.

From the University of Utah, Khanhly Nguyen received the Workman Nydegger Scholarship through the College of Engineering, while Sarah Lee received the Workman Nydegger Scholarship through the College of Science. Khanhly Nguyen is a junior, double majoring in Biochemistry and Computer Science at the University of Utah. She works with pre-major women interested in pursuing computer science as their field of study at the University, and has tutored middle school students in math and science. She plans to graduate in May 2019 and hopes to discover and develop new biochemical software. Sarah Lee is a junior, double majoring in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Utah. She serves as the Vice President of the American Chemical Society Student Chapter where she works with elementary school children, and plans activities for students at the University. Upon graduation in May 2018, Sarah plans to pursue a PhD in plant genetics or plant biology.

From Brigham Young University, Kemarie Jorgensen and Annie Reed each received the Workman  Nydegger Scholarship through the College of Engineering. Kemarie Jorgensen is a junior, studying Electrical Engineering at Brigham Young University. She plans to graduate in April 2019, and currently works as an assistant in the Computer Engineering department, researching field programmable gate arrays and the functionality of Xilinx boards. Kemarie also mentors middle school students interested in careers in science and technology. Annie Reed is a senior, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Annie is a member of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), Society of Women Engineers, and currently works as an intern at Autoliv, an Ogden-based car safety company, where she perform tests characterizing the combustion of the generants found in airbags.  Annie has also worked as an intern at a local law firm, assisting in intellectual property and other technical projects.

Workman Nydegger awards a total of four scholarships in each semester schedule (fall and winter or equivalent), for a total of eight scholarships per calendar year. Through a combination of demonstrated achievements and written essays submitted by the students, Workman Nydegger attorneys work closely with both universities’ scholarship committees to identify the exceptional and promising female undergraduate candidates. The scholarships are offered to junior and senior female students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Both universities have agreed to match the scholarship amounts contributed by the firm.

These scholarship programs represent Workman Nydegger’s commitment to helping women succeed in their engineering or science training. The firm hopes to provide women with an understanding of the many career opportunities available to women with science and engineering backgrounds and an interest in intellectual property law as a career path.