The late Dr. Joan King

In 2014 we lost Dr. Joan King, a founding member of COWOI and the recipient of our first International Woman of Vision award.

In her honor, that award became known as The Dr. Joan King International Woman of Vision Award.  To additionally honor his beloved wife, Dr. Stuart Tobet, life partner and scientific collaborator for 36 years, created the Joan C. King-Tobet Memorial Scholarship Endowment at CSU. This scholarship was to be awarded to a woman with an interest in science and engineering. In 2014, we handed Stuart a few donation checks for the scholarship. Throughout the year, checks kept coming in.

COWOI was humbled when Stuart honored us by announcing on our stage the very first scholarship recipient in 2015, Katie Lawrence. In 2016, Jennifer Brooks received the scholarship. 

Thanks to your generosity, the scholarship has grown! in 2017 we are absolutely thrilled to introduce you the TWO recipients of the scholarship! Meet these amazing young women!

  • Patricia Stasiowski

Patricia is a third-year student at Colorado State University who is actively seeking experience and opportunities in the field of engineering. At Colorado State, she has worked in a lab, researching the antimicrobial activity of mesenchymal stem cells in spontaneous infections in canines. This summer, she is an intern in the virology and toxicology lab at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago, IL, looking at ways to find sources of and treat viruses in waterways. She is Vice President of the CSU International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She hopes to be able to get a job as an engineer in the medical field one day and help save lives.

  • Savannah Sandvick

Savannah is a Biomedical Science Student at Colorado State University. She is working to become a Physician’s Assistant, as she is passionate about the medical field in general. He specific interests are in Orthopedics.  In her time away from school, she is drawn to any activity that gets her outside and active. In her own words: “I enjoy hiking, running, swimming, fishing, and kayaking, and recently I’ve discovered the splendor of finding a quiet and restful place to hang up a hammock and reading. For 13 years, my favorite hobby was Irish Step Dancing. Due to a dance related injury, I’ve found other passions and pastimes that fulfill me just as dancing did. I volunteer at the Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center and I have also taught myself to play the guitar. While I have a wide variety of vastly different hobbies, my passion for each is just as immense as my passion for my education.”