Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Noam Eshed Uses JnJ Scholarship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Noam Eshed * Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Johnson & Johnson awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to ten (10) students. One of those students is Noam Eshed of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Noam recently joined our BDPA New York chapter. When asked to share her thoughts on being a Johnson & Johnson scholar, Noam wrote,

I am a rising junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute studying for my dual Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer & systems engineering. My current career goals include being a project lead on a new product to improve people’s lives.

I’ve had two previous internship experiences. The first was working in the Commercial Aviation Systems department at Elbit Systems of America in Merrimack, NH. There, my responsibilities included conducting optical testing on various models of the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) and creating guidance on upcoming FAA regulations regarding the EFVS.

My second internship was in information technology at Johnson & Johnson with the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office. I created job training surrounding portfolio management software, managed guidance material for the 2017 business planning cycle, and enhanced the portfolio online community. On top of these, I was also involved in portfolio sensing, using a text analytics tool to categorize portfolio investments by key words and creating data visualizations, allowing portfolio owners to have a clearer understanding of their portfolio’s financial breakdown.
The diverse community of students and professionals in STEM fields that the BDPA creates is vital in today’s world. As a woman in a male-driven field of study, Noam understands the importance of diversifying the workplace. In her sophomore year, Noam was disappointed to see that she was the only female inducted into my university’s chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society of IEEE. Therefore, it is critical and inspiring to her to see what the BDPA does to bring together professionals of all backgrounds, genders, and ethnicities to one technology-focused community.

BDPA is blessed to have such a young and talented technology student on board as both a member and as winner of the Johnson & Johnson Scholarship. We look forward to supporting Noam's career as she seeks to advance in the technology industry!

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