SWE Magazine, the award-winning magazine of the Society of Women Engineers, is published five times per year. Reaching more than 40,000 members, stakeholders, and supporters, the magazine provides authoritative information on the status of and challenges for women in engineering. SWE Magazine celebrates the accomplishments of women engineers past and present; explores career development topics; examines broad, cross-disciplinary technical themes; and discusses public policy issues important to women in engineering and STEM.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as women engineers and leaders.
Editorial Staff and Contributors
Marsha Lynn Bragg
Karen Horting, CAE | Executive Director & CEO
SWE Board of Directors
The Aerospace Corporation
Sandra Pettit, Ph.D., P.E., F.SWE
University of South Florida
Lindsey Roberts McKenzie, P.E.
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
Honeywell Aerospace (retired)
Kerrie Greenfelder, P.E.
Burns & McDonnell
Dayna Johnson, P.E.
GE Renewable Energy
Johnson & Johnson
Karen Ramsey-Idem, Ph.D.
Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua, Ph.D.
Maisha Gray-Diggs, Ph.D.
Speaker of the Senate
Alexis McKittrick, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Energy
University of Minnesota
Mary C. Verstraete, Ph.D., F.SWE, Chair
The University of Akron, Retired
Sarvenaz Myslicki, Chair-elect
Lynda Grindstaff, F.SWE, Past Chair
Sandra Hyland, Ph.D., F.SWE
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Pramitra Mitra, Ph.D.
Ford Motor Co.
Renee Oats, Ph.D.
Morgan State University
Emily Ongstad, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
SWE Research Advisory Committee
Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D.
Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
Carlotta M. Arthur, Ph.D.
Director, Clare Boothe Luce Program, The Henry Luce Foundation
Caterina Cocchi, Ph.D.
Junior Professor, physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Senior Director, information technology, Raytheon Co.
Gretchen Hein, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, engineering fundamentals, Michigan Technological University
Karen J. Horton, P.E.
Professor, mechanical engineering technology, The University of Maine
Peter F. Meiksins, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Cleveland State University
Andresse St. Rose, Ed.D.
Director of Educational Research and Evaluation, Education Development Center (EDC)
Bevlee A. Watford, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, engineering education, Virginia Tech
Senior Lecturer, information technology and systems management, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
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