URI engineering student receives Guiding Star Award

The award recognizes leadership in the Society for Women Engineers

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Sydney Robinson, left, receives the Guiding Star Award from SWE Director of Advocacy Rachel Morford. Photo courtesy Sydney Robinson.

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 22, 2019 — Sydney Robinson, a senior biomedical engineering student at the University of Rhode Island, has received the Guiding Star Award from the Society for Women Engineers (SWE).

The award recognizes exceptional collegiate leaders who have at least two years of SWE membership and have made outstanding contributions to SWE, the engineering community, their campus and the community. No more than 15 Guiding Star Awards are presented each year nationally.

Robinson, who is from Wells, Maine, has been a member of the URI chapter of SWE since her freshman year. She has been a student ambassador for the URI College of Engineering, an outreach chair for the student group Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and has earned a minor in leadership studies.