Chloe Dedic, of Mason City, was selected as the Iowa State University Engineering Student Marshal for the spring of 2012 at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5. Dedic graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering while concurrently working on her master's of science degree in ME at ISU. She is the daughter of David and Margaret Dedic of Mason City, and the granddaughter of Barbara and the late Stan Dedic, as well as Lester and Sally Sevcik, of Traer.
During her undergraduate years at ISU, Dedic worked as an undergraduate researcher and teaching assistant in the department of mechanical engineering, while completing internships with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering and at Kiewit Power Engineers in Lenexa, Kansas.
Her groundbreaking research and academic excellence won her numerous honors and awards, including the Iowa Women of Innovation Award, ISU President's Award for Competitive Excellence Scholarship, the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award, and the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a national award for students that show promise in pursuing undergraduate research.
Dedic has also been involved on campus with ISU Engineers Without Borders, Tau Beta Pi, the University Honors Program, ISU Wind Ensemble and ISU Water Polo Club.
Dedic was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to support her graduate work. As an NSF Fellow, she will receive a three-year annual stipend of $30,000, a $12,000 cost of education allowance, full tuition reimbursement, and will be given the opportunity for international research and professional development to conduct her own research at any accredited U.S. graduate program.
Following her master's degree. Dedic plans to pursue a Ph.D. at another institution to continue her research in ongoing efforts aimed at producing and utilizing clean, renewable energy sources.