Left to right: Lillian Geller, Ananya Gopalan and Lina Abu-Absi, the 2019 recipients of the Women in Engineering scholarships.

Custom MMIC has awarded scholarships to three more young women, the second year of the company’s Women in Engineering Scholarship program. The scholarships recognize young women who “personify academic excellence in the fields of math, science and engineering” and plan to pursue degrees in those fields.

This year’s recipients are: Lillian Geller, a graduate of Westford Academy; Ananya Gopalan, from Chelmsford High School; and Lina Abu-Absi, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. The three were selected from a large group of well-qualified and impressive applicants from three high schools in towns near Custom MMIC’s facility in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Custom MMIC has pledged $240,000 for the scholarships over four years.

“We are delighted to offer these scholarships on an annual basis to these promising young engineers. The scholarships help remove the often steep financial barrier associated with attending college these days, and they enable women to pursue their passion in the sciences and technology. There is so much untapped potential in today’s technology workforce, and we want to help unlock that potential by encouraging women to pursue the sciences.” — Paul Blount, president and CEO of Custom MMIC

The first year’s scholarship recipients, Sarah McKinley, Emma Fournier and Grace Remillard, have completed their first years at college. McKinley is at Clarkson University pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, Fournier is at Tulane University studying chemical engineering and Remillard is attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell studying electrical engineering. This summer, between semesters, they are working as interns at Custom MMIC. Learn more about them in this podcast interview, recorded while they were visiting this year’s International Microwave Symposium:

Formed in 2005, Custom MMIC has grown to be a leading supplier of high performance MMICs, recently expanding its facility to support continuing growth. Read Microwave Journal’s profile of the company.