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4 MVCC Engineering Science Students Nominated for Clarkson University Awards
Four Engineering Science students at Mohawk Valley Community College have been nominated for Clarkson University awards.
Kateri Kaminski and Nicolai Giedraitis were nominated for Clarkson University Transfer Leadership Awards ($15,000 per year for two years), and Nicholas Schultz and Andrew Urtz were nominated for Clarkson University Academic Achievement Awards ($12,000 per year for 2 years).
Kaminski, of Floyd, has received many honors during her time at MVCC, including the Helen Siner Memorial Scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges, the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. She came to MVCC as Presidential Scholar, a graduate of the Seton Home Study School with a 4.0 GPA. At MVCC, Kaminski has been involved in the Student Activities Committee, the Engineering Science Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Future Engineers Club, and the Women in Engineering and Science (WISE) group. She has been treasurer and event coordinator for the Latino Student Union and has served as an International Student Mentor. Kaminski has been named to MVCC’s President’s List, and she works as a peer tutor in the Learning Center. She also volunteers as a referee and assistant coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).
Giedraitis, of North Brookfield, has also received many honors during his time at MVCC. He graduated as the valedictorian from Brookfield Central School and came to MVCC as an Exceptional Student Scholar. While at MVCC, he has received the Outstanding Student Scholarship for two years, and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. He also has been named to the MVCC President’s List and works as a tutor for math, chemistry, and physics in the Learning Center. While at MVCC, he has been involved with the Future Engineers Club, WISE group, Sustainability Club, Kayak Club, and Math Club. Giedraitis also participated in the Drama Club’s Variety Show. He has been accepted to Clarkson University, where he plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
Schultz, of Rome, has been accepted into Clarkson University’s Aerospace Engineering Program, where he will transfer in the fall. His scholarly achievements so far include receiving the Charles and Laura Lupica Scholarship and the Louis A. Falvo Jr. Scholarship. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and served as Vice President of Student Congress and student board member of the Auxiliary Services Corporation. He is a member of the Future Engineers Club and the Sustainability Club, and a founding member of the Kayaking Club and Music Appreciation Club. Schultz is a member of St. Peter’s Parish in Rome, and a volunteer for the Utica Bike Rescue and Salvation Army.
Urtz, of Verona, is a member of the Future Engineers Club at MVCC. He earned the second-highest score on the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges’ test for MVCC.