33rd Annual Scholarship Program 

On May 22nd we recognized 6 young women from the Central New York region who are headed to college for STEM related majors in the coming fall. In addition to our members, we joined by representatives of several of our sponsors, the scholarship recipients, and the recipients families and teachers.  The event was held at Carrier, in East Syracuse, NY. Though this was not a record breaking year in regards to sponsorship we still received outstanding support from both long-term and new sponsors- each recipient received $1,500 and the event had it’s largest attendance on record. It was a lovely evening and we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2024.

Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to share that this year’s keynote speaker was Kristen Nelson, CMRP, CRL. 

Kristen Nelson is the Plant Manager at Novelis’ Oswego facility. She is responsible for daily operations of the Oswego facility, which includes overseeing production and manufacturing to ensure ongoing safety, productivity, and community leadership. Kristen joined Novelis in 2012 as a Reliability Engineer, supporting the build of the first Automotive Finishing Lines in Oswego. She went on to hold various positions at the plant before taking on the role of Plant Manager at Novelis Warren, OH facility and then returning to Oswego. Kristen is active member of Women in Novelis, an employee resource group dedicated to connecting and empowering women employees and spent two years as the Novelis North America Chair for WiN.

Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University. In addition, she is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and a Certified Reliability Leader. Kristen is passionate about STEM education and supports access to STEM programs for students of all ages.