Belimo Awards UConn Engineering Students Scholarships
Six students at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering are getting support thanks to a partnership with Danbury-based manufacturer Belimo.
The students will receive scholarships and hands-on work experience as part of the Belimo Scholarship Program.
Rohan Anderson and Lauren Guo were the first two students selected for the scholarship at the end of 2022.
They were recognized Friday, April 14 by UConn president Radenka Maric, Belimo president James Furlong, and other UConn, UConn Foundation, and Belimo representatives during a tour of the company’s headquarters.
The six students supported by the Belimo scholarship are chosen through criteria including diversity, equity, and inclusion or a financial disadvantage.
Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will be offered summer internships at Belimo.
“We value our partners at Belimo and the lasting impact they will have on these students,” said Maric.
Anderson is a sophomore from Hartford studying computer science and engineering.
A member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Anderson hopes to pursue a concentration in software development or cybersecurity.
Guo is a sophomore from Monroe studying mechanical engineering with a concentration in design and manufacturing, as well as aerospace.
She is also a member of the controls and ergonomics system of the Formula SAE program at UConn, a competition program in which students design, build, and race a vehicle at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.
Guo said she is particularly passionate about creating a more gender inclusive and inviting space for women to thrive in the field of engineering.
“We’re proud to support our flagship university, invest in these students and build toward the future economy of our state,” said Furlong.
Belimo manufactures devices for the energy-efficient control of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
Sixty-five percent of UConn Engineering graduates are employed in Connecticut.
“Even before they graduate, our students have a deep impact on companies looking to innovate in the 21st century,” said UConn School of Engineering Dean Kazem Kazerounian.
“We sincerely appreciate Belimo’s gift, and we value the role they play in developing our student engineers.”
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