Carnegie Mellon University
May 13, 2020

Gelfand Center Honors Student for Their Educational Outreach

Cathy Fang, Harlene Samra, Shannon Werntz and Sarah Yu are this year’s recipients of the Gelfand Center’s Educational Outreach Awards for dedicating their time and expertise to make a difference in the lives of children in the community and around the world.

Werntz, a sophomore majoring in decision sciences, has shared her passion for STEM through her work with the Girls of Steel, the local Girl Scouts, the Gelfand Outreach program, the Saturday Workshop Series and the Community Tutoring Program. She also has participated in numerous other CMU programs to provide educational support.

“Shannon is especially passionate about encouraging the girls to build strong bonds with one another,” said Heather Masterson, leader of Girl Scout Troop 16388 in Pittsburgh. “When she spends time with them in small groups, she encourages them to be girl-led, empowering them to work together to make decisions.”

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