ECE alumnae make Harris '10 Under 10' list

Posted: January 20, 2016

Two alumnae from The Ohio State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) continue to collect accolades in their post-collegiate life.

As employees of the Harris Corporation, ECE graduates Julia Cline-Armstrong (’14) and Kate (Scherer) Dominguez (’12) just won the company’s inaugural “Ten Under Ten” industry award.

According to Harris, the award honors emerging engineers for their success and demonstrated leadership, in their communities and profession, within 10 years of obtaining their undergraduate degree.

Dominguez, who joined Harris in 2012, designed an audio/video solution for a key international customer of Harris Corporation. She also established an Early Career Women’s Book Club, focusing on self-development.


Armstrong, who joined Harris in 2014, helped design a new Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) feature for the company’s next generation waveform. She also serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Rochester Chapter.

Harris reported that the achievements of both ECE graduates helped them stand out from the more than 100 nominees, leading to their selection into the top 10. Nominations were submitted by their managers and peers. Senator (NY-D) Charles Schumer and New York Representative Louise Slaughter recognized the two Ohio State ECE graduates with Congressional letters and certificates.

While Armstrong and Dominguez were both chosen as Harris "10 Under 10" winners, their Buckeye friendship goes back much further. At Ohio State, the two were paired together in the Women in Engineering Connect Mentoring program as undergraduates. When Dominguez started at Harris in 2012, she even helped recruit Cline-Armstrong, who started at Harris in 2014. Since then, the two have helped serve as Ohio State brand managers at Harris, a longtime supporter of the ECE program, leading recruiting efforts and engaging current students.

Dominguez is also a part of a legacy of Scherer family members involved in the Ohio State ECE program; all five Scherer siblings attended Ohio State, four of which for their electrical engineering degree. In honor of her father, Dominguez and her husband, Miguel, established the Bob Scherer Memorial Scholarship through the Ohio State Women in Engineering group. The scholarship is for any highly motivated and positive female student intending to attend or currently enrolled at Ohio State in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering.

Armstrong made her mark at Ohio State as a member of the inaugural Buckeye Current program, which began as the Buckeye Electric Motorcycle Race Team. Over four years, she helped shape the program into an international design and race cooperative, later becoming Project Manager and leading the team to two third-place wins at the Isle of Man TT Zero race. Today, she maintains her ties by serving as Alumni Chair.

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