Two engineering undergraduates are the first students ever to receive a new annual scholarship awarded by the Birmingham Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Birmingham SWE announced this week that UAB students Mikayla Tuma (CCEE) and Emma Kay Schmidt (BME) have been selected to receive the Outstanding SWE Member Undergraduate Scholarships.

The scholarship was established in 2019 to support and recognize deserving undergraduate SWE members at ABET accredited engineering programs in the state of Alabama who have demonstrated academic excellence and committed involvement in SWE and their community.

The scholarships will be awarded annually.

photo of Emma Kay Schmidt

Emma Kay Schmidt

School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Academic standing: Junior
Hometown: Temecula, California

photo of Mikayla Tuma

Mikayla Tuma

School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major: Civil Engineering
Academic standing: Junior
Hometown: Trussville, Alabama

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