2024 College Awardees


Tram Do, San Jose State University

Tram is a fourth-year San Jose State University (SJSU) student majoring in Aviation Flight Operations and minoring in Business. She will be graduating in Spring 2024. She aspires to become an airline pilot. She received her private pilot license and is working on her instrument rating out of Reid Hillview Airport. After graduating, she plans on focusing on her flight training, working towards becoming a Certified Flight Instructor. Since studying aviation at SJSU, she found her passion for aviation safety and human factors in aviation. She works as an Analyst Assistant for the Aviation Safety Reporting System program managed by the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). Tram was the Vice President of the Women in Aviation (WIA) SJSU Chapter from Fall 2022 to Fall 2023. She represented WIA and SJSU at airport days as well as organized club events. Tram dedicates supporting women in aviation and inspiring younger generations of aviation enthusiasts. Tram wants to contribute to building a safer aviation industry as she gains more aviation experience.

Clara Hung, UC Berkeley

Clara is a junior at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science and Physics and conducts research in Prof. Laura Waller’s Computational Imaging Lab. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a PhD. where she is interested in exploring the joint design of optics and algorithms to develop next generation imaging systems. Additionally, she is heavily involved in the outreach sector UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers (SWE). After leading a 10-week high school engineering program for budding female engineers and a one-day STEM program for over 80 local, underserved students, she is now the Vice President of Outreach, overseeing 6 different programs serving K-12 students across the Bay Area. Beyond Berkeley, Clara is a self-accredited cake engineer and enjoys coffee, running, and hiking.

Deema Saddik, San Jose State University

Deema is a junior studying Industrial and Systems Engineering and minoring in Computer Science at San Jose State University. Following her belief in striving for excellence, she is driven to constantly learn and improve both personally and professionally. She is excited to apply her coursework knowledge to drive continuous improvement in her internship this coming summer. She is the current Publications Director of the IISE club at her campus and has been tutoring elementary to college level STEM subjects for three years now. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, practice calligraphy, try new coffee places, and spend time in nature, usually by going on a hike or to the beach.