Wisconsin woman receives $10,000 scholarship while studying at Kettering University

Elizabeth McLeanElizabeth McLean has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to continue her studies in Mechanical Engineering at Kettering University in Flint, Mich.  McLean is a junior at Kettering University, a nationally-ranked Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics university and a national leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with experiential learning and cooperative education.  

McLean was awarded a $10,000 Willis Carrier Scholarship for 2012-13, which honors the man who installed the world's first scientifically designed air-conditioning system.  Read more on the scholarship.

McLean is the daughter of Thomas and Mary McLean of Warrens, Wisc, owners of ElectricMotorSite LLC.   She is a 2010 graduate of Tomah High School.

She is among the elite student leaders attending Kettering University.  Her extensive activities list includes:

  • Presidential Student Advisory Committee
  • Kettering LEADERS Fellow
  • Chair and Founder, Kettering American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Captain, Kettering University SAE Aero Design
  • Vice President, Kettering Society of Women Engineers
  • Secretary, Metro Detroit American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Chair and Founder, Kettering Sodexo Student Board of Directors
  • Treasurer, Kettering American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Director, Kettering Student Government Operations Council
  • Standards Chair, Kettering Student Government Operations Council
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Kettering Engineers Without Borders

At the University, McLean rotates between three months of studies on campus and three months of professional co-op employment at Stantec Architecture in Pittsburgh, Penn.  Kettering University focuses on the learning experience of the individual student.  Kettering’s nearly 2,000 undergraduate students choose from 14 undergraduate degrees, plus more than 50 minors, specialties, concentrations and courses of study.  Some of Kettering’s fastest growing academic majors are Bioinformatics, Chemical Engineering and BioChemistry.  For more information, visit www.kettering.edu.