GT's Amoaning-Yankson Awarded 2015 AAUW Fellowship

Recently, Georgia Tech's Stephanie Amoaning-Yankson was awarded a 2015 American Association of University Women (AAUW) doctoral fellowship

The AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.The International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for one year of graduate study  in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Stephanie is a third year Ph.D. student originally from Ghana. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. She then participated in the Ghana National Service Scheme where she worked for a year as a volunteer teaching assistant for the Transportation Engineering course at KNUST. In the fall of 2012, Stephanie came to Atlanta to pursue graduate studies at Georgia Tech focusing her research on incorporating resiliency considerations in transportation system management. Stephanie currently serves as the President of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) at Georgia Tech, as well as, the treasurer of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS@GT). 

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