Merit scholarship recipients (left to right): Curtis Kisielius, David Koeplinger and Nicole Wells.
Curtis Kisielius, David Koeplinger and Nicole Wells, undergraduates in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were recently awarded $1,000 merit scholarships from the Association of Electronic Warfare and Information Operations, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Susquehanna Chapter. Colloquially known as the Association of Old Crows, the association established the scholarship to encourage and assist the study of science, engineering and technology at local colleges.
The scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, character and leadership. Nominees must demonstrate academic excellence and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.Nominees must be U.S. citizens and full-time matriculating juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in electrical/electronic engineering, computer science/engineering, mathematics/physics, industrial/systems engineering and related areas.
Nicole Wells is a junior electrical engineering student with a 4.0 GPA and she has been on the Dean’s List every semester while at UD. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and she has received many other special honors and scholarships. Nicole participates in many college activities such as the Robotics Club, Linux Users Group, varsity Lacrosse, to name a few. She also volunteers for Heartland Hospice, Food Bank of Delaware and Faithful Friends Animal Shelter. Currently, she is an undergraduate researcher for the CVORG research group, where she works on projects involving electric car charging and imaging through turbulence. Upon graduation, Nicole is considering graduate programs in robotics or artificial intelligence.
David Koeplinger is a junior electrical engineering student with a 3.97 GPA. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Additionally, he has received many awards including the following: Roscoe M. Lewis, Jr. ’50 Endowed Scholarship, Lillian Sincoskie Scholarship and UD’s General Honors Award. He has been on the Dean’s List five consecutive semesters. A well-rounded student, David participates in the UD Marching Band, Pep Band, Philosophy Club and Linux Users Group. David is currently a research assistant with the UD Undergraduate Research Program and the CVORG Research group. Following graduation, he plans to attend graduate school for his master’s degree. He is interested in designing and programming digital data and image processing systems.
Curtis Kisielius is a junior studying computer engineering. He maintains a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.He has been on the Dean’s List all semesters and has received UD’s General Honors Award, Roscoe M. Lewis, Jr. ’50 Endowed Scholarship, AmeriCorps Education Award and the University of Delaware Merit Scholarship. Curtis participates in the Linux Users Group, he is a founding member of the Robotics Club and he is an undergraduate research assistant in mathematics. His educational objectives are to focus on building general knowledge of mathematics, computer hardware and computer software.
A special thank you to Mr. Giorgio Bertoli, president of the Association of Old Crows for making this scholarship opportunity possible for our students.
Article and photo by Debbie Nelson