Susan Hitchcock, director of community relations for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., presented the 2015 Fairfield University/Sikorsky Aircraft Excellence in Science and Mathematics to Tara Boyd, a junior at Lauralton Hall in Milford.
Ms. Boyd, a Bridgeport resident, was honored at a ceremony earlier this month for her outstanding achievements in the fields of mathematics and science.
The Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft and Fairfield University’s School of Engineering teamed up to recognized several high school students from Fairfield and New Haven counties. Their annual Excellence in Mathematics and Science Awards ceremony honoring these students was held at the Fairfield University campus. Principals and teachers nominated the award recipients.
Bruce Berdanier, dean of the Fairfield University School of Engineering, said, “This is an excellent event on campus because it provides us the opportunity to recognize the leading high school scholars in the areas of math and science while giving them a brief glimpse of possible career paths in science, engineering and math with a great company like Sikorsky.”
The award recognition is intended to promote the study of mathematics and science as an essential building block for further STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) study and careers.
Ms. Hitchcock is a 1980 graduate of Lauralton.