UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Abby Dodson, a 2012 bachelor of science in engineering science and engineering leadership development (ELD) minor alumna, reflects on pivotal experiences during her time as an undergraduate engineering student at Penn State, she thinks of the ELD program.
“The minor (in engineering leadership development) was where I truly found my passion for engineering leadership, was challenged uniquely compared to my other classes and made some lifelong connections,” Dodson said.
To provide others with similar opportunities, Dodson recently established a $20,000 endowment for the Abigail Dodson Excellence Award.
All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP), the home of ELD, are eligible for the honor. Award recipients must demonstrate leadership, volunteer spirit and…