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Senior Janelle Strampe lands $10K fellowship for graduate study
Release Date Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 15, 2014) – Senior chemical engineering major Janelle Strampe, Green River, Wyo., has been awarded a $10,000 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award for graduate study. She is concurrently pursuing a master’s in biomedical engineering through an accelerated master’s program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Active on the volleyball and basketball teams, Strampe has also traveled to Chile to help build an orphanage and to Germany for a design class and industry tours at Audi, Daimler, Behr and BASF.

Inducted into Tau Beta Pi as a junior, Strampe now serves as vice president. She was chosen for the fellowship based on high scholarship, faculty recommendations, extracurricular contributions and her course of study.

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing students and alumni in the engineering profession. It is the nation’s second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885.


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