Carol Stephens [1968-2011]
Carol was born on September 16, 1968 in Niles, Vermont and died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was a graduate of Niles High School, Class of 1986. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis. She married her childhood sweetheart, Thomas Stephens, in Niles on June 20, 1987.
Career Carol joined the Norwich University faculty in 1996 as a professor of mechanical engineering. She was a passionate teacher and was regarded by her students as the most challenging and liked professor.
SWE Carol was an active SWE member of the Region F North Country Section.
Other Affiliations Carol was a member of the Grace Church in Northfield, a Licensed Professional Engineers of Vermont, and member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Phi. Carol was very active in her church as well as the Girl Scouts and the Northfield Elementary School, mentoring young girls. She enjoyed sewing and was particularly fond of the outdoors, hiking, gardening and snowshoeing, to name a few.
Scholarship The scholarship was initially endowed in 2013 by funds from SWE New England Region F in recognition of Carol’s promotion of engineering as a career for young women.
Number Available: 1
Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate
First choice is for the applicant to attend a college/university within the Region F boundaries. Second choice would be for the applicant’s home address to be within the Region F boundaries. U.S. citizenship and SWE membership required. Financial need preferred. 1 @ $1,500.