Empowering Excellence: Sylvie Crowell Awarded 2024 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship by AIME

Sylvie Crowell, a masters student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected as one of the two 2024 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholars by the  American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). She was recognized at TMS 2024 - the 153rd Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Established in 1967, the award was created to assist worthy students in the pursuit of their graduate education in the Mining, Metallurgical, Materials, or Petroleum Departments of leading universities and colleges. The awards are individually administered by the four AIME member societies. Recipients of the scholarship receive a check in amount of $2000 and travel allowance to accept the award in person.

"I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to TMS for awarding me this scholarship and helping to make my continuing graduate education in the field of materials science and engineering possible. Being part of TMS and other materials science professional societies has granted me tremendous opportunities to learn experientially and be successful as a young professional.", said, Crowell.

Crowell has been actively engaged in the materials science professional community since the beginning of her undergraduate studies in materials science. Her thesis research focuses on developing additively manufactured microelectronics, though her interests span a broad range of topics, from advanced surface characterization techniques, to biomedical implant design, to space environment simulation. She is currently a part of the NASA Glenn Research Center as a Pathways Intern, contributed to projects for the Advanced Platform Technology Center and MDS-Rely, and is mentored by Dr. Janet Gbur.