“The Marathon Scholars initiative is significant with regard to our ability to assist E3 students in paying for college. The ability to attract and retain underrepresented ethnic STEM students is a national challenge. The Marathon Scholars program allows for us to provide financial support within an academic infrastructure that increases our student’s chances for success,” states Ken Simonson, director of the E3 program.
“Not only did this program improve my time management skills, but I left with a large network of CEAS faculty, students and engineering companies,” states Benjamin Merquez, computer engineering student, Marathon scholar, Cincinnatus and CEAS scholarship recipient.
Congratulations to the following freshmen CEAS students who received 2015-16 E3 Marathon Scholarships:
- Macen Cancino, chemical engineering
- Landon Engle, chemical engineering
- Patricia Ladipo, chemical engineering
- Sincerrai Gentry, construction management
- Justin Taylor, construction management
- Benjamin Marquez, computer engineering
- Bryan Huddleston, computer science
- Waddington Mannings, computer science
- Andrea Nnachetam, computer science
- Justin Boamah, electrical engineering
- Thomas Hollovary, electrical engineering
- Jeremy Triggs, electrical engineering
- Sophia Long, environmental engineering
- Andrew Brown, mechanical engineering
- Evan Ellis, mechanical engineering
About the Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3) Program
The Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3) Program is a comprehensive, nationally respected program which seeks to increase the number of African-American, Latino/a, and Native American students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) while helping such students achieve excellence in college and beyond. The program includes several pre-college outreach programs, as well as campus-wide recruitment and retention activities.