ENTELEC Announces 2018 Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Winner

ENTELEC is proud to announce Reeda Hanif as the latest winner of the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award.

After careful deliberations among ENTELEC Scholarship Committee members, we selected Reeda as the 2018 scholarship winner due to her passion for computer science and biology at the university level.

ENTELEC was also impressed by Reeda’s commitment to advancing her field through research on microRNA data using an online program to analyze sequencing.

Reeda’s use of technology and desire to advance her chosen industry matched the spirit of our scholarship award.

What is the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award?

In 2006, ENTELEC established an educational scholarship to honor Wayne V. Black, who served as the general counsel of our organization from the 1970s until his retirement.

Following his passing in 2011, ENTELEC renamed the award the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award to continue honoring his commitment to support future industry leaders.

Each year, we recognize a new educational scholarship winner who embodies Mr. Black’s passion for advancing their chosen industry through the use of technology. This year, Reeda Hanif was the clear recipient.

Reeda Hanif Encouraging More Involvement in Computer Science

Reeda Hanif was born in Pakistan, grew up in the United States, and is now part of a minority group of female students studying computer science at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

“The computer science field is male dominant, and a group of female students at my university have taken part in promoting this fascinating area of study to other females,” says Reeda.

“I think it is important for more females to join this field and hope to be a part of this change. I hope to encourage many other young women to compute and enjoy the huge variety of styles and ideas that come with it.”

Now, Reeda is applying an interest in computer science to her study of molecular biology to continue researching genetic codes.

ENTELEC is proud to support Reeda in her educational pursuit of collecting and analyzing the abundant amount of data available in her research.

Take Your Next Steps with ENTELEC

We encourage you to find out more about the history and legacy of the Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award. You can also find out how to apply for next year’s award.

Additionally, we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 ENTELEC Conference & Expo on May 15-17. You can register today for the conference as a non-member. Or, if you are an ENTELEC member, be sure to register for the conference to receive the discounted rate!

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