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.

SWE Magazine

Editorial Staff and Contributors

Anne M. Perusek
Director of Editorial and Publications

Carol Polakowski
Senior Editor

Marsha Lynn Bragg
Associate Editor

JoAnn Dickey Design
Art Direction and Production

Christine Coolick
Sandra Guy
Marc Lefkowicz
Seabright McCabe

Karen Horting, CAE  |  Executive Director & CEO


Dayna Johnson, P.E.
GE Gas Power

Alexis McKittrick, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Energy

Lisa Rimpf
Dürr Universal Inc.

Dianne Beever
Dell Technologies


Barbara Brockett
Honeywell Aerospace (retired)

Kerrie Greenfelder, P.E.
Burns & McDonnell

Kalyani Mallela
Johnson & Johnson

Jennifer Morikawa
General Motors

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

Speaker of the Senate
Cherie Cain
Collins Aerospace

Collegiate Director
Natalie Hahn
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Sarvenaz Myslicki, Chair
American Express

Emily Ongstad, Ph.D., Chair-elect

Mary C. Verstraete, Ph.D., F.SWE, Past-chair
The University of Akron, Retired

Alina Bartley
Alvarez and Marsal

Ambika Dubey

Amanda Harrison
University of California, Santa Cruz

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

Kristen Lewis
Beckman Coulter

Kathryn Lockhart

Marcie Mathis
U.S. Navy

Pramita Mitra, Ph.D.
Ford Motor Co.

Renee Oats, Ph.D.
Morgan State University

Alexandra Tavasoli
University of Toronto

Michelle Wills
Kohler Co.

Rishelle Wimmer
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Nicole Woon


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.
Executive director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Caterina Cocchi, Ph.D.
Professor, physics, University of Oldenburg

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

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

Roberta Rincon, Ph.D.
Associate director of research, Society of Women Engineers

Anne Perusek
Director of editorial and publications, Society of Women Engineers

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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.