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
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Carol Polakowski
Senior Editor
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JoAnn Dickey Design
Art Direction and Production

Contributors
Marsha Lynn Bragg
Christine Coolick
Sandra Guy
Marc Lefkowicz
Seabright McCabe

Karen Horting, CAE  |  Executive Director & CEO

SWE Board of Directors

President
Rachel Morford
The Aerospace Corporation

President-elect
Dayna Johnson, P.E.
GE Renewable Energy

Secretary
Lisa Rimpf
Dürr Systems AG

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

Directors:

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

Editorial Board

Sarvenaz Myslicki, Chair
American Express

Emily Ongstad, Ph.D., Chair-elect
MedImmune-AstraZeneca

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

Emily Carney
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Ambika Dubey
Microsoft

Lynda Grindstaff, F.SWE
McAfee

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

Kathryn Lockhart
Komatsu

Marcie Mathis
U.S. Navy

Pramita Mitra, Ph.D.
Ford Motor Co.

Michelle Wills
Kohler Co.

Rishelle Wimmer
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Nicole Woon
Microsoft

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.
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.