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Alumnus Katie Davis Pays It Forward

Self-proclaimed “STEMinist” Katie Davis and her husband Brandon — both CSU alumni — recently established the Katie D. Davis Engineering Scholarship. A mechanical engineering graduate, Davis is founder of Erie Engineering & Construction, a firm dedicated to a high-performance, team-based project management model.

Throughout her career, she’s made a point to address gaps in the industry, from the dearth of women in leadership roles to the lack of organizational commitment to coach project managers to success. In addition to her professional work, she helped start and run one of the largest engineering merit badge programs for the Boy Scouts in Northeast Ohio. She also founded a non-profit to encourage young people to consider careers in the engineering profession and has mentored many young women with an interest in the field.

Students pursuing a mechanical, electrical, civil, or chemical engineering degree in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the scholarship. 

About CSU and the Washkewicz College of Engineering

​​​​​​Cleveland State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, Ohio. The university has an enrollment of more than 16,000 students in programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is currently awaiting reaffirmation of accreditation. Washkewicz College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate program. The undergraduate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) ( To learn more about the College, please visit: