Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Presented the Junior Technology Achievement Award to Kathryn Marin
Teaneck, NJ (October 25, 2007) — On October 25, LISTA (Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association), presented the Junior Technology Achievement Award to Kathryn Marin. The award is given to a Latino college freshman who excels in community service and leadership, demonstrates academic ability and is majoring in a technical field. Gonzalo Perez, School Coordinator for FDU’s Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering, presented the award at LISTA’s annual National Latino Technology Achiever awards in Washington, D.C.
A 2007 graduate of Hackensack High School, Marin entered Fairleigh Dickinson University as a freshman this Fall. She is part of the Global Scholars Program at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey and majoring in electrical engineering. Marin is a Colonel Fairleigh Dickinson Scholar.
As a high school sophomore, she enrolled in an auto mechanics class, which led her to study at Metro Auto Electronics Training Institute for an auto electronics installations course. Marin passed the MECP, Mobile Electronics Certified Professional exam and is now certified nationwide.
In 2006, she participated in the Project SEED Program, assisting a Ph.D. student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Medical Device Concept Lab. Her research topic was “Thermal Analysis of Tyrosine-Derived Polyarylates” and was mentored by Dr. George Collins, a research professor at the Institute. Marin also participated in two symposiums, wrote a research paper on her topic and presented her research to an audience of scientists and research professors.
While in high school, she was inducted into the Spanish Honor Society, Salvador Dali Chapter. A member of the Latino Club, Marin was awarded a scholarship acknowledging her participation. As a student aspiring to study electrical engineering, she received the Simonescu Scholarship Grant. Marin was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and has served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
She was recommended to participate in the Technical Enrichment and Outreach Program, held on Saturday mornings at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In spite of her interest in the sciences and technology, she has excelled in the arts as well. Marin’s poem, “Rivers,” was published on poetry.com and in Voices of Nature, The International Library of Poetry.