April 5, 2018
Reshmina William, a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in Civil Engineering, is one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from Chapter AR, Urbana, P.E.O. Sisterhood. Reshmina is researching and exploring the connections between energy, green stormwater infrastructure, and urban policy making. Reshmina is a double graduate of the University of Illinois with an MS and BS in Civil Engineering. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships as a UI student and serves on the Council of Elders and as an Illinois State Representative for Engineers Without Borders, UIUC. She has worked internationally as a project technical mentor and advisor at the Ntisaw Village Project in Cameroon where she was the technical design lead. Reshmina is dedicated and actively engaged in encouraging young women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She serves as the advisor to the undergraduate Society for Women Engineers, is a presenter and judge for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” and initiated the first elementary school education component for Illinois Water Day. She is also a talented singer in Amasong, a Champaign-premier feminist all-female Chorus.