2017-02-22: New Faces of Engineering College Edition Nominee, Ashley Cronk


“NOGLSTP Nominee for New Face of Engineering, College Edition”
Recognizing LGBTQ+ Engineers.

Pasadena, CA – February 22, 2017

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Nominates U.C. Berkeley Student Ashley Cronk

Pasadena CA —The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) is proud announce its 2017 New Faces of Engineering nominee for Discover E’s New Face of Engineering, College Edition. Please join us in congratulating Ashley Cronk, a Civil & Environmental Engineering student at the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Cronk is a member of the ASCE Cal Environmental Team where she is helping to compete, design, and build water filters. The team is currently completing its design for competition which takes place in the spring.

“With my intended major, I want to dedicate my life transforming ineffective environmental practices into effective and sustainable ones through research and scientific contributions. In order to become qualified to do so, I will focus my education on the relationship between water and air quality. My dream is to help developing nations establish sustainable infrastructures for a higher standard of living by implementing systems that address the needs and resources of individual communities. I will accomplish this through innovation and creativity while incorporating the traditions of civil engineering. That being said, I am also excited to challenge myself further and continue to learn and grow, motivating young women, members of the LGBTQ community, and other under-represented individuals to pursue STEM.”

Ms. Cronk will be honored at NOGLSTP’s Out to Innovate™ 2017 Career Summit for LGBTQ+ People in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gala dinner March 4, in Danvers MA.
DiscoverE will be announcing the New Faces winners on Global Day of the Engineer, April 5, 2017, at 12:00pm (eastern).

NOGLSTP was established in 1980, incorporated in the State of California in 1991, and was granted IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in 1992. NOGLSTP’s mission is to educate the scientific and general communities about the presence and accomplishments of LGBT individuals in STEM professions. NOGLSTP presents educational symposia and workshops nationwide. NOGLSTP fosters dialog with other professional societies, academia, and industry to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. NOGLSTP is a membership-based professional society and a non-profit educational organization under IRS section 501(c)(3). NOGLSTP is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a participating professional society in the MentorNet® Affiliated Partners Plus program, a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association,an endorsing society of National Engineers Week, a founding member of the E-Week Diversity Council, a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, an American Chemical Society Diversity Programs Partner, and a partnering organization of the National Research Mentoring Network.

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