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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.

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Past Issue

Winter 2021

SWE Magazine

Editorial Staff and Contributors

Anne M. Perusek
Director of Editorial and Publications
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Carol Polakowski
Senior Editor
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JoAnn Dickey Design
Art Direction and Production

Marsha Lynn Bragg
Christine Coolick
Sandra Guy
Seabright McCabe
Jon Reisfeld
Charlotte Thomas

Karen Horting, CAE  |  Executive Director & CEO

SWE Board of Directors

Heather Doty
Ball Aerospace

Rachel Morford
The Aerospace Corporation

Sandra Pettit, Ph.D., P.E., F.SWE
University of South Florida

Lindsey Roberts McKenzie, P.E.
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

Barbara Brockett
Honeywell Aerospace (retired)

Kerrie Greenfelder, P.E.
Burns & McDonnell

Dayna Johnson, P.E.
GE Renewable Energy

Kalyani Mallela
Johnson & Johnson

Karen Ramsey-Idem, Ph.D.
Cummins Inc.

Special Directors

Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua, Ph.D.
Ohlone College

Maisha Gray-Diggs, Ph.D.

Speaker of the Senate
Alexis McKittrick, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Energy

Collegiate Director

Kelsey Harper
University of Minnesota

Editorial Board

Mary C. Verstraete, Ph.D., F.SWE, Chair
The University of Akron, Retired

Sarvenaz Myslicki, Chair-elect
American Express

Lynda Grindstaff, F.SWE, Past Chair

Ambika Dubey

Sandra Hyland, Ph.D., F.SWE
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Kristen Lewis
Beckman Coulter

Kathryn Lockhart

Marcie Mathis
U.S. Navy

Pramitra Mitra, Ph.D.
Ford Motor Co.

Renee Oats, Ph.D.
Morgan State University

Emily Ongstad, Ph.D.

Alexandra Tavasoli
University of Toronto

Michelle Wills
Kohler Co.

Rishelle Wimmer
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Nicole Woon

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

Diane Foley
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

Rishelle Wimmer
Senior Lecturer, information technology and systems management, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

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SWE (ISSN 1070-6232), Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers, is published quarterly, plus a special research issue, by the Society of Women Engineers, 130 E. Randolph Street, Suite 3500, Chicago, Illinois 60601.