Service and Smarts Lead to Success: Stephanie Jones ’18 ECE

Stephanie Jones ’18 ECE
Stephanie Jones ’18 ECE

Who: Stephanie Jones, a 2018 graduate with a double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a minor in Computer Science

Extracurricular activities:

  • Villanova University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers 
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
  • Tutor for College of Engineering and University’s Center for Access, Success, and Achievement
  • Villanova’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service program

Experiences:

  • Internships with Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins
  • National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Idaho National Laboratory, where she worked on securing the nation’s critical infrastructure within the energy sector as a part of a GEM Fellowship.

Honors:

  • BEYA (“Becoming Everything You Are”) 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Leadership
  • Nominated for New Faces of Engineering College Edition
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • GEM PhD Full Fellowship

What's Next: Jones is pursuing her PhD studies in Computer Science and Learning Science at Northwestern University. She says, “I plan to utilize computer science to increase access to STEM higher education for underrepresented students. At the end of my PhD program, I hope to become a professor and lead a lab dedicated to creating and modifying technologies to ensure access for all.”