Growing the number of women working in engineering is a collective mission within the industry and Atlas Copco is doing its part through various programs, including education support. This year, Morgan Askew – a senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) – is the recipient of the inaugural $5K Leadership Academy Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year to study Engineering. Askew is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering.
“UNCC is a globally recognized school for engineering, and we are excited to have Morgan as the first-ever recipient of our Leadership Academy Scholarship,” said Robert Eshelman, President, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. “This scholarship is just one step forward to support a local University and the work they are doing to advance education in the engineering field. We look forward to keeping in touch with Morgan as she starts the important early steps of her career.”
At UNCC, Askew is the office of secretary for the Society of Women Engineers, the Recording Secretary for the Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi, and is a member of UNCC’s Engineering Leadership Academy for Cohort 17.
“I would like to thank this Atlas Copco for their support and investment in me as the recipient of the Atlas Copco Leadership Academy Scholarship,” stated Askew. “Being awarded this scholarship will help me accomplish my goals as an undergraduate student and a future biomedical engineer. I am honored to be the recipient of this distinguished scholarship and hope to represent this company well.”
Askew’s academic and career goals are to graduate from UNCC in Spring 2021 and earn the Magna Cum Laude honor (3.7 – 3.9 GPA). She aims to work with a medical device company in North Carolina to help in the research and development department or the sales department with engineering equipment.
To learn more about Atlas Copco’s grant and scholarship programs, please visit www.atlascopco.com/startyourjourney or contact Paul Humphreys or Erin Heaney.