2021 Award Winners

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Ruth Nelson
2021 Co-op Student of the Year
Northeastern University
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Ruth Nelson is a Test Equipment Engineer for Tesla in Palo Alto and received her mechanical engineering degree in December of 2021 from Northeastern University in Boston. She completed co-ops at Xcel Energy in Becker, MN, GE Aviation in Lynn, MA, and SparkCharge in Somerville, MA. At SparkCharge she played a critical role in successfully launching the company’s V2 charger. In addition to completing 3 co-ops, Ruth has shared her experiences and advice with peers by serving as a career peer at Northeastern for the Mechanical/Industrial Engineering department. Ruth enjoys knitting, listening to mystery podcasts, and will always consider herself fully Minnesotan regardless of where she lives.





Erin Marshall
2021 Intern Student of the Year
University of Pittsburgh
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Erin Marshall is an Industrial Engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh. She will be officially graduating in August of 2022 after spending a semester abroad in London finishing her courses and completing an international internship. Erin was an intern at West Monroe Partners in their Operations Excellence practice where she worked with a team to develop and analyze a business continuity plan for a multi-billion dollar utilities company in the event of a cyber attack. Prior to that, during Erin’s sophomore and junior year, she was an Industrial Engineering Co-op at FedEx Supply Chain in their Project Engineering Department. She was recipient of the University of Pittsburgh’s Intern of the year Award and nominated for the University of Pittsburgh’s Co-op of the Year Award. While at Pitt, Erin has been involved in a variety of clubs and organizations, including being the President of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the Executive Vice President of Incline Consulting Group, and the Vice President of Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society.





Angie Gorny
Director
2021 Alvah K. Borman Award
University of Toledo
Shah Center for Engineering Career Development
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Angie Gorny is a Higher Education Administrator with 15 years of experience in Career Development, Student Support Services, and Training and Development. She serves as the Director of the Shah Center for Engineering Career Development at the University of Toledo where her team of six supports the mandatory co-op program and full-time job placement of the college’s students. She enjoys helping students find their passion and creating innovative programs and initiatives to foster the success of others. She also is currently the President of the Ohio Cooperative Education Association and serves on the board as strategic planning chair of a northwest Ohio non-profit that provides care and services for those with developmental disabilities. When she’s not working her full time job, she loves to spend time with her husband, 2 kids, and parents creating fun memories, especially on camping trips and vacations.





Marzell Brown
2021 Lou Takacs Award
Rockwell Automation
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Marzell Brown is a native Clevelander and a product of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), graduating from Glenville High School. Marzell holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has worked in the engineering-related industry for Verizon Wireless, Motorola, and Rockwell Automation. In his current role as IOT Engineering and Academic Enablement Manager for Rockwell, Marzell focuses on developing relationships with colleges and universities, building pipelines on employment opportunities, developing training for new talent coming into the organization as well as partners and customers, and establishing alternative methods to recruiting engineers.  Marzell has been involved in several community projects, including helping design and develop STEM programs for CMSD schools. He has helped with exhibit builds at The Children's Museum of Cleveland, Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC), and Lake Farm Parks using Rockwell products and partnerships with Case Western Reserve University.





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