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Four MIE students named ComEd Scholars

Mechanical and industrial engineering ComEd Scholars

Four mechanical and industrial engineering students have been named ComEd Scholars. The program, now in its third year, provides scholarships to cover education-related costs that exceed financial aid to students pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees.

The scholars are: Cristobal Soto and Juliana Soto, first-year students from Maywood, Illinois pursuing degrees in mechanical engineering; Camren McGee, a second-year student from Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood pursuing a degree in industrial engineering; and Rashaun Muhammad, a third-year student from Dolton, Illinois pursuing a degree in industrial engineering.

The program is an effort to invest in a diverse workforce, ComEd officials said at a recent virtual ceremony announcing the recipients. In addition to the MIE students, two students from civil, materials, and environmental engineering and two students from computer science were named recipients. All are members of the UIC CHANCE program’s STEM Academy.

“This scholarship will allow me to exert more energy toward my education by lifting any financial burden from my plate,” Muhammad said. “Also, it is allowing me to have a wonderful support system in the other recipients and in CHANCE advisors.”