SOCORRO, N.M. May 13, 2015 - The Cramer Awards were established to honor Tom Cramer, an engineer and a member of the Tech Board of Regents for 26 years. They are awarded to the male and female seniors graduating in engineering who rank highest in scholarship. Each recipient receives a certificate and a $400 prize.
Sjaardema earned her bachelor's in electrical engineering with minors in optical sciences and engineering and in mathematics with a stellar GPA of 3.97.
Since coming to New Mexico Tech four years ago, Sjaardema has worked as a grader and tutor, a teaching assistant for three semesters, and a student intern at Sandia National Laboratories.