Four Western Engineering students awarded Hydro One scholarship

Western Engineering News | February 24, 2016

Hydro One recently announced the winners of the 2016 Women in Engineering Scholarship, granted for outstanding post-secondary achievement by women in the electrical engineering discipline in Ontario. Successful candidates must also demonstrate their engagement in outreach, volunteer or educational activities with younger girls.

Recipients of the Women in Engineering Scholarship will receive a financial award, as well as the paid opportunity to work for Hydro One in a developmental student placement.

We would like to congratulate all 10 recipients, including Samantha Farrow, Joyce Lee, Fatika Mirza and Nour Zourob, who are studying Electrical Engineering at Western University.

Meet the 2016 Women in Engineering Scholarship recipients from Western:

Samantha Farrow:
Samantha Farrow is currently enrolled in her third year of Electrical Engineering at Western University. She was on the Dean’s Honour List in both first and second year of her studies. Her interest in engineering has grown from her love for mathematics and the sciences, which has developed into a passion for processes and problem solving.

Farrow currently plays on the Western Mustangs men's varsity water polo team, while working to start a women's varsity water polo team at the University. She is also a part of the Western Engineering Concrete Canoe Association, Western Engineering Competition, Women in Engineering and is a Faculty Orientation Leader.

Joyce Lee:
Joyce Lee is a second year Electrical Engineering student at Western University. She has served as the director of School Outreach for Western’s Engineers Without Borders where she educated elementary school students about an individual’s role in global development.

In 2013, Lee was a speaker at TEDxRichmondHill where she spoke on the topic of the pursuit of perfection based on her experiences in dance. She is passionate about the role engineers play in global development and is excited for where engineering will take her in her future.

Fatika Mirza:
Fatika Mirza is a dual degree candidate at Western University. She is studying Electrical Engineering while pursuing a degree in Honours Business Administration at the Ivey Business School.

In high school, Mirza was involved with a robotics club, which ultimately led her to pursue a career in engineering. She is an executive member for the Western Engineering FIRST Club and a founding member of London’s annual FIRST Lego League Robotics tournament. She is passionate about teaching young students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and has done numerous programming workshops for younger students in conjunction with the London Public Library and TVDSB.

Nour Zourob: 
Nour Zourob is a third year Electrical Engineering student at Western University. She has been on the Dean’s Honour list for the first two years of her program. Her interests lie in new technology and power systems. She has spent the last two summers working as a research assistant at Western.

Aside from academics, Zourob is an active volunteer. She is an executive member at IEEE Western and participates regularly in Women in Engineering and Discovery Western events including Girl Guide Badge Day and the Little Sister/Big Sister program. Zourob works to encourage young students to pursue careers in engineering.

Learn more about the Hydro One 2016 Women in Engineering Scholarship.