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Two Lassonde alumni named in York’s 2024 Top 30 Alumni Under 30 list

Congratulations to Nick Di Scipio and Sarah Karam, two Lassonde alumni who have been named in York University’s 2024 Top 30 Alumni Under 30 list.

This list recognizes young leaders who are creating positive change and working to right the future in significant ways.

Learn more about the two Lassonde alums below:

Nick Di Scipio (BEng ’23)

Nick Di Scipio
Nick Di Scipio

Nick Di Scipio is the founder of Pantheon Prototyping, a digital manufacturing start-up that helps students, tech founders and engineers unleash the potential of additive manufacturing for their prototyping and research and development needs.

Through Pantheon, Nick has had the opportunity to work with prolific organizations such as Amazon and Microsoft, bringing 3D printing and Canadian manufacturing to the forefront. Nick strives to dismantle barriers to innovation through the sponsorship of student engineering clubs and by offering students discounts on Pantheon’s 3D printing services. Nick’s dedication to advancing sustainability and entrepreneurship is evident through his ongoing involvement in initiatives at York University, such as the Safe, Affordable, Reliable, Innovation Transit (SARIT) Living Lab, facilitating 3D printing recycling on campus and being a dedicated Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) mentor for aspiring student entrepreneurs.

Nick has had the honour of being awarded Lassonde’s Bergeron Medal, BEST Award and was named as one of The Logic’s Leading Innovators for the Class of 2023. Nick is currently pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree with a focus on disruptive technologies and researching academia’s role in catalyzing their widespread adoption.

Sarah Karam (BEng ’18)

Sarah Karam
Sarah Karam

Sarah Karam is a senior manager of conversational artificial intelligence (AI) development at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) where she leads a team of developers to create an AI driven tech assistant to help solve tech problems.

With her background in engineering, Sarah applies the skills she learned to lead a team to deliver a high-quality software product. Outside of her professional role, Sarah leads a program to teach kids to code in person and virtually to prepare them for success in the digital age. Sarah is also an advocate for gender diversity in STEM and actively mentor’s women by providing them guidance and support in tech. Sarah’s dedication in her off hours to helping women in tech and teaching kids to code exemplifies her commitment to creating a more diverse tech community and helping the future youth in the digital age.