Kettering University student Ruth Willet KM4LAO has received the Radio Club of America’s Young Achievers Award
From her love of Morse code to her passion for Amateur radio, Ruth Willet 19 has been able to learn more about the field of wireless communications from professionals around the country thanks to a scholarship she recently received.
Willet, president of the newly revived Amateur Radio Club on campus, was awarded the Radio Club of America’s Young Achievers Award, which allowed her to attend the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Orlando, Fla., 5-9th March 2018.
“I was shocked to have received this award. I never dreamed I would be able to attend such a prestigious wireless event. It was an honor be recognized by the Radio Club of America and to be presented this award. It was an eye-opening experience for me to be exposed to the field of wireless communications and to be introduced to the discussions taking place among first responders and the government regarding emergency situation preparedness,” said Willet, who is double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics at Kettering.
“As an amateur radio operator, I’ve mostly only experienced the hobby side of radio. This conference allowed me to see a broad range of applications for radio and technology in a thriving industry that impacts both the workplace and our communities. It was very energizing to attend all sorts of workshops and seminars, and learn how much our daily lives are touched by the field of wireless communications.”