Congratulations to Aubrey Lokey for receiving the 2018 Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Scholarship at the YMCA Women of Achievement Luncheon on April 30, 2018. Established through the generosity of Dr. Hwang in 2002, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland created the award to recognize outstanding women college students who demonstrate stellar academic performance, leadership experience and involvement in off-campus activities, and community service commitments.
Aubrey is well on her way to becoming the first female in CSU’s history to graduate with a major in Physics and Computer Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Throughout her academic career at CSU, Aubrey has excelled in all of her courses, earning outstanding grades each semester and a cumulative 3.8 GPA. She has been on the Dean’s List since 2014 and is the recipient of the Women of Fenn Legacy Scholarship, the Jearl Walker Physics Scholarship, and the Washkewicz Student Achievement Award.
Not only has Aubrey excelled in her academic work, but she is also a talented researcher. As an intern with NASA Glenn Research Center in 2016, she used her electrical engineering design and data systems acquisition knowledge to become an integral part of the research team studying instabilities that occur in flow boiling systems, critical to understanding the limits of using liquid cooling for electronic systems. Her work has been presented at national conferences and earned her the position of co-author in the research team's publication inThe International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, a high-impact, peer-reviewed journal. This summer Aubrey will attend the Physics of Atomic Nuclei camp hosted by the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University and then return to NASA-GRC to continue working with her advisor, Jeffrey Mackey, PhD, CSP.
Aubrey is dedicated to sharing her love of science and engineering with younger audiences and helping the next generation of students find their passion. As a precalculus coordinator assistant for Operation STEM
, Aubrey helps to maintain the online learning software, ALEKS, design practice tests, and maintain consistent communication with all precalculus professors and STEM Peer Teachers. She also worked as teaching assistant with Computer Science in Secondary Schools
. Aubrey fully embraces CSU's mission of Engaged Learning
as an Officer for the Society of Physics Students and regularly volunteers for their Physics Fridays outreach program at Campus International School. This spring, WKYC News selected Aubrey to serve as a STEMbassador
for their Girls in STEM series.
CSU student Aubrey Lokey truly embodies the YWCA's mission and Dr. Hwang's vision. A scientist, engineer, author, executive and entrepreneur who is internationally distinguished in science and technology, Dr. Hwang is the only woman from Ohio to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame. The Dr. Jennie S. Hwang Award consists of recognition and a monetary prize to encourage women to pursue sciences, engineering and technology-related education and professions.