Mechanical Engineer Wins Tau Beta Pi Award


SOCORRO, N.M. June 28, 2012 – The Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society at Tech has selected the recipient of the 2012-2013 scholarship.

June Stanley, a mechanical engineering major, was selected from an strong field of candidates for the $1,000 award.

A native of update New York, Stanley moved to the Estancia area 12 years ago. She had earned a degree from SUNY-Delhi in automotive mechanics and worked for several years before deciding to return to school.

She had planned on attending the University of New Mexico, but decided to visit Tech.

“It’s Dr. O’s fault,” Stanley said about Dr. Warren Ostergren, chair of the department. “I met Dr. O and toured the facilities and he told me all the wonderful things about Tech. I was hooked from there. It was the best decision I’ve made.”

Stanley works at Sandia National Laboratories, where she conducts research in the battery safety laboratory. She hopes to continue her studies in the Tech master’s program and work at Sandia.

She was inducted into Tau Beta Pi during the spring 2011 semester and has been active in the club. She has volunteered for the a variety of events through Tau Beta Pi, including Destination Imagination and the Tau Beta Pi(e) in the Face fundraiser. She has also helped with outreach events at local schools.

“I think it’s most rewarding thing you can do is help a child,” she said. “I like seeing them grow because of your efforts and spending time with that child.”

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By Thomas Guengerich/New Mexico Tech