The Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley raises money for various scholarships throughout the year that exemplify and furthers its vision:
A world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
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Zonta Club awards Women in Technology Scholarship/Award
Lt to Rt: Amy Foote, Director MESA COC; Ivonne Lopez, Award recipient; Darleen Lyons, Beth Heiserman and Nicole Miller, WIT committee
Ivonne Lopez, a student at College of the Canyons, has been awarded a $1,500 Women in Technology Scholarship, the first of its kind offered by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley and Zonta International. In keeping with society’s advancing technology, ZI has created this scholarship to encourage women to pursue careers that support technical achievement world-wide.
Ivonne’s educational goals are to obtain her Accredited Associates Degree from COC, and pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science. She states that she has “structured her professional goals to be organic and flexible to change”. She wants to be involved with a number of projects that aim to combat climate change and accumulate the knowledge necessary to follow the most efficient path in truly making a difference with a life goal to combat climate change.
Ivonne plans to develop software for the public education of energy consumption,develop robust predictive software using machine learning, help develop more customized software for collaborative research, and use data analytics to optimize the efficiency of sustainable energies such as wind, tidal, geothermal, solar, nuclear, etc. The algorithms are limitless!
A recipient of several prior scholarships, Ivonne is Secretary for the Math Engineering Science Achievement program at COC and she is starting a campus club that will serve to help others through fundraising to help girls obtain an education in underdeveloped countries. This is a perfect fit for Zonta.
Zonta Club is proud to honor this vivacious young woman with this award to assist her as she journeys through obtaining her education and life’s goals. Ivonne’s application will be forward to Zonta District 9 for consideration of $2,000 and a potential$8,000 awarded from Zonta International – a total of $11,500.