Ms. Ambika Jagmohansingh

Ambika Jagmohansingh – IEEE Computer Society Student Scholarship

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This scholarship was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward student leadership. The selected winners of this award are granted the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for their IEEE region. Duties as Student Ambassadors includes collecting and disseminating information to regional student branches as a liaison between the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) and student members in their region.

Every year, twelve students are granted this prestige to proudly represent their region, country and institution, acting as a honorary role model for those students in the computing field. This year, Ambika Jagmohansingh was granted this privilege, Region 9 (Latin America and the Caribbean) awardee and representative.

Ambika Jagmohansingh is a final year Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, West Indies. As an active IEEE Student Branch member and consequent chair for the 2013/2014 academic year, she brought a greater sense of IEEE awareness and participation to the Engineering student community. She has excellent organizational and communication skills which have been instrumental as a founding member in the recently established Institute of IEEE Trinidad & Tobago Section’s Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group.

With this Richard E. Merwin Scholarship, she has also been selected to take the role of the IEEE Student Computer Society Ambassador for the Caribbean and Latin America, a great achievement in Trinidad namely for being a young Woman In Engineering. One of her visions as being ambassador, is to expand on the Robotics and software development platforms in the Trinidad universities and secondary schools, assisted by the IEEETT as well as the university groups. Building from this, will be the progression to Student Branches across Region 9

Additionally, Ambika was a recent recipient of a premier Trinidad and Tobago  (NIHERST Prime Minister’s Award for Scientific Ingenuity and Innovation) award and several industry student awards. With a good academic portfolio, excellent support structure and keen interest in helping others and the community, Ambika continues to be a shining example of a well balanced student.