Electrifying performance

Auburn Engineering alumna Sara Kouroupis is the nation’s top electrical engineering student. A 2015 electrical engineering graduate and Ellicott City, Maryland, native, Kouroupis was named the winner of the Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ international honor society, Eta Kappa Nu.

With a perfect 4.0 GPA, Kouroupis excelled in the classroom and served in numerous key leadership roles within campus, community and professional associations. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s President’s Award and was named the Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Student of the Year.

“Being recognized for my accomplishments and efforts in school is great, but I am more honored to represent Auburn on a national scale,” Kouroupis said. “I hope my selection as this year’s recipient will motivate others, especially women in engineering, to challenge themselves academically, get involved in leadership positions on campus and give back to the community.”

Following graduation, Kouroupis accepted a position with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in a two-year rotational program while she is also pursuing a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University.