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For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Carol was born on September 16, 1968 in Niles, Vermont and died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a graduate of Niles High School, Class of 1986. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis. She married her childhood sweetheart, Thomas Stephens, in Niles on June 20, 1987.
Carol was a member of the Grace Church in Northfield, a Licensed Professional Engineers of Vermont, and member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Phi. Carol was very active in her church as well as the Girl Scouts and the Northfield Elementary School, mentoring young girls. She enjoyed sewing and was particularly fond of the outdoors, hiking, gardening and snowshoeing, to name a few.
The scholarship was initially endowed in 2013 by funds from SWE New England Region F in recognition of Carol’s promotion of engineering as a career for young women.
The scholarship is worth $1,500.