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Experience success on your own termsWhen you join SWE you connect with a professional network of 30,000 enthusiastic, like-minded women engineers as well as professional development resources that members consistently rate as "excellent."

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Awards and Competition

SWE Awards celebrate the lifelong contributions women engineers and technologists make to our society—and our world. We encourage and reward advancements in technological innovation, leadership, education, work/life balance, outreach and diversity.

Recent Awards

2014 Awards and Recipients

Achievement Award

Frances Mazze Hurwitz, Ph.D.
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Achievement Award

Frances Mazze Hurwitz, Ph.D.

Nasa Glenn Research Center
 CITATION: For pioneering work in the development of materials suited for space exploration, for exceptional team leadership across disciplines, and for opening the way to a more equitable work environment.   

Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award

Janeen Judah
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Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award

Janeen Judah

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CITATION: For an exceptional career spanning multiple disciplines, often in pioneering roles, and for leveraging her influence into unceasing advocacy for women in engineering.

Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

Nicholas (Nick) C. Bell, Ph.D.
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Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

Nicholas (Nick) C. Bell, Ph.D.

General Motors
CITATION: For career-long mentoring of women engineering students and interns, and for enthusiastic engagement in programs that encourage professional development of women in engineering and technology. 
Gene Fraser
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Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

Gene Fraser

Northrop Grumman Corporation
CITATION: For lasting and significant contributions to the advancement of women in engineering through personal mentoring throughout his career, and the founding of the Women in Leadership Program. 

Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Karen A. Thole, Ph.D.
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Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Karen A. Thole, Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania State University
CITATION: For visionary leadership and far-reaching influence as a researcher, role model, teacher, and mentor who effectively inspires young women to pursue STEM careers. 

Emerging Leaders

Angela Ahmad
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Emerging Leaders

Angela Ahmad

Exelon Corporation (BGE)
CITATION: For technical skill and leadership; for a flexible, fearless approach to challenges while achieving steller safety records; and for being a role model to youth from underserved communities. 
Jennifer A. Brooks
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Emerging Leaders

Jennifer A. Brooks

Caterpillar Inc.
CITATION: For creative technical leadership that improves design, streamlines production, and reduces costs; and for enthusiastic outreach to young people and the community. 
Kristi Kristensen
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Emerging Leaders

Kristi Kristensen

Deere & Company
CITATION: For passionate commitment to both the company's mission and her co-workers, for inspiring cross-functional teamwork, and for achieving outstanding process improvements on the factory floor. 
Dianna Genton
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Emerging Leaders

Dianna Genton

Huntington Ingalls Industries
CITATION: For applying exceptional technical and analytical skills to complex problems and for outstanding contributions to both ship and space launch vehicle design. 
Zohra Hemani
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Emerging Leaders

Zohra Hemani

Northrop Grumman Corporation
CITATION: For Bridging engineering and business through technical skill and strategic thinking and for delivering industry-changing new technology in geospatial and big data processing and analysis. 
Laura M. Major
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Emerging Leaders

Laura M. Major

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
CITATION: For a contributive career in a breakthrough engineering discipline and for dedicated efforts to teach girls about science and engineering. 
Jessica E. McElman
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Emerging Leaders

Jessica E. McElman

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
CITATION: For strong, dependable leadership in both electrical engineering research and work-force development and for steadfast commitment to recruiting exceptional women engineers. 
Tara L. Rossman
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Emerging Leaders

Tara L. Rossman

Caterpillar Inc.
CITATION: For technical excellence and leading by example; for demonstrating a strong work ethic, perseverance, and treating others with respect in both professional life and community service. 
Patricia Walker
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Emerging Leaders

Patricia Walker

Medtronic Inc.
CITATION: For expertise and creative problem solving in biomedical engineering and for business and community leadership informed by integrity, commitment, and generosity. 
Erika Williams
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Emerging Leaders

Erika Williams

John Deere
CITATION: For demonstated technical and managerial successes in process management, and for maintaining a thoughtful, balance perspective in her profession and as a dedicated community volunteer. 

Distinguished New Engineer Award

Carrie Ballester
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Carrie Ballester

Lockheed Martin Corporation
CITATION: For outstanding technical ability and leadership contributing to the success of critical defense programs, and for enthusiasm and dedication in support of SWE. 
Cybil Boss, P.E.
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Cybil Boss, P.E.

URS Corporation
CITATION: For expertise in environmental engineering, and for consistently delivering results above expectations, both professionally and at all levels of the Society. 
Britta Jost
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Britta Jost

Caterpillar Inc.
CITATION: For inspiring others and leading by example, and for an ability to bring people together on the job, in SWE, and in the community. 
Stacy Lueneburg
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Stacy Lueneburg

Continental Automotive Systems
CITATION: For expertise in mechanical engineering, for working effectively across cultures, and for contributions to the Society of Women Engineers and the community. 

Distinguished New Engineer Award

Lisa M. Rimpf
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Lisa M. Rimpf

The Babcock & Wilcox Company
CITATION: For accomplishments in chemical engineering and SWE leadership, especially at the region level, and for tireless efforts to engage young women in engineering. 
Stephanie R. Salas-Snyder
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Stephanie R. Salas-Snyder

Intel Corporation
CITATION: For problem-solving abilities and expertise in human factors and biomedical engineering, and for contributions to SWE and the next generation of women engineers. 
Jessica Teachworth
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Jessica Teachworth

Lockheed Martin Corporation
CITATION: For technical and programmatic excellence in her profession, for being a role model, and for mentoring SWE's future leaders. 
Erin M. Wakefield
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Erin M. Wakefield

Intel Corporation
CITATION: For successfully meeting new challenges in computer engineering and for sharing her technical management, and people skills with SWE and in the community. 
Abigail Wendt, P.E.
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Abigail Wendt, P.E.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
CITATION: For outstanding technical skills and commitment to the development of women engineers through inspired mentoring in the workplace and within SWE, locally and regionally. 
Lauren Wolf
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Lauren Wolf

The Boeing Company
CITATION: For accomplishments in human factors and industrial engineering; for tireless support of SWE's mentoring mission, especially among university students; and for outreach to youth. 

Fellow Award

Betty Irish
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Fellow Award

Betty Irish

Comfort Systems USA Southwest
CITATION: For an exemplary and versatile technical career, for significant contributions to the mission and goals of SWE, and for increasing public awareness of engineering. 
Diana Lyn Joch
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Fellow Award

Diana Lyn Joch

Northrop Grumman Corporation
CITATION: For high-impact contributions to SWE, and for sharing her outstanding work ethic, team-building skills, and IT expertise with her profession and her community. 
Silvia Karlsson, P.E.
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Fellow Award

Silvia Karlsson, P.E.

General Motors
CITATION: For career-long dedication to SWE, for technical leadership that promotes diversity and inclusion, and for reaching out to the next generation of women engineers. 
Alma Martinez Fallon
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Fellow Award

Alma Martinez Fallon

Newport News Shipbuilding, A Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
CITATION: For excellent engineering leadership, for opening the way for SWE to have a stronger voice in public policy, and for honoring the lives and careers of women and minorities. 
Helen O. Patricia
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Fellow Award

Helen O. Patricia

Kennametal Inc.
CITATION: For enduring service to SWE, for applying sound engineering principles to manufacturing and quality operations, and for being an outstanding role model for women in STEM professions. 
Catherine Pieronek
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Fellow Award

Catherine Pieronek

University of Notre Dame
CITATION: For dedication to the SWE mission, for a lasting and positive impact on engineering education, and for illuminating public discourse on gender equity in STEM fields. 

Distinguished Service Award

Naomi Brill
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Distinguished Service Award

Naomi Brill

F. SWE
CITATION: For dedicated service to SWE over time, for a deep commitment to encouraging women to be engineers, and for ensuring that women in the profession excel and are recognized. 
Stacey Bright Culver
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Distinguished Service Award

Stacey Bright Culver

The Babcock & Wilcox Company
CITATION: For living her commitment to women engineers through countless volunteer activities and for contributions to SWE that have become an indelible part of its framework. 

Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Kristine K. Craven, Ph.D.
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Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Kristine K. Craven, Ph.D.

Tennessee Technological University
CITATON: For cultivating young engineers from grade school through university, raising the profile of SWE on campus and off, and modeling the meaning of community service. 

Outstanding SWE Counselor

Jennifer May Vilbig, EIT
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Outstanding SWE Counselor

Jennifer May Vilbig, EIT

Vilbig & Associates
CITATION: For outstanding performance as a SWE counselor, raising her section's profile with multiple awards, and for going the extra mile to interest young women in STEM. 

Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Kaitlyn J. Bunker, Ph.D.
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Kaitlyn J. Bunker, Ph.D.

Michigan Technological University
CITATION: For superior academic achievement while advancing SWE's mission with forward-thinking leadership and enthusiastic engagement. 
Samantha Knoll
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Samantha Knoll

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CITATION: For increased member engagement and exponential growth in section membership, and for consistent, inspired outreach to young people through STEM initiatives. 
Ritu Raman
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Ritu Raman

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CITATION: For early, innovative contributions to her field and for exemplifying resourcefulness and entrepreneurship for the next generation of women engineers. 
Tabitha Voytek
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Tabitha Voytek

Carnegie Mellon University
CITATION: For being a role model for women in science and engineering and inspiring graduate student involvement in SWE through creative new initiatives. 
Grace Guin
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Grace Guin

The University of Alabama
CITATION: For stellar academic performance, for dedicated service that ensures the Society of Women Engineers' future growth, and for community volunteerism. 
Alexandra Romine
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Alexandra Romine

The University of Alabama
CITATION: For maturity, integrity, and leadership that forge successful initiatives and for exemplifying a well-rounded approach to life that benefits others. 
Samantha Scharles
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Samantha Scharles

Milwaukee School of Engineering
CITATION: For increased member engagement and exponential growth in section membership, and for consistent, inspired outreach to young people through STEM initiatives. 
Erin Westerby
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Erin Westerby

Bradley University
CITATION: For modeling the core values of a civil engineer, and for extraordinary leadership in her SWE section, on her campus, and in the community. 
Nicole Woon
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Nicole Woon

The University of Pennsylvania
CITATION: For launching vibrant initiatives with lasting impact on both her alma mater and her city, and for devoted mentoring of girls and young women through SWE. 
Mary Ashley Liu
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Mary Ashley Liu

The University of Texas at Austin
CITATION: For consistent academic excellence in engineering and premedical studies and actively nurturing the potential of students, youth, and the community.

Global Leadership

Rita Bowser
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Global Leadership

Rita Bowser

Westinghouse Electric Company
CITATION: For advancing the world's nuclear safety culture, exceptional leadership in the aftermath of crisis, and dedication to developing the potential of aspiring engineers. 
Anne Cote
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Global Leadership

Anne Cote

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
CITATION: For lighting the path to global leadership roles for women across cultures and continents, and for deep, generational impact on present and future leaders. 
Suzanne R. Davidson
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Global Leadership

Suzanne R. Davidson

The Boeing Company
CITATION: For groundbreaking contributions to Ethernet and LAN technology; fostering authenticity and openness among diverse, global teams; and encouraging colleagues to fulfill their potential. 

Prism

Cindy Hoover
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Prism

Cindy Hoover

Spirit Aerosystems Inc.
CITATION: For blazing a trail of technical and personal success for women engineers to follow, and for reaching out to women professionals across industries. 
Emily L. Howard, Ph.D.
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Prism

Emily L. Howard, Ph.D.

The Boeing Company
CITATION: For modeling a groundbreaking career that applies a deep understanding of human behavior and cognition to technical advances in defence, aerospace, and security. 
Carol J. Weber
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Prism

Carol J. Weber

Caterpillar Inc.
CITATION: For engineering accomplishment in a wide range of cutting-edge technologies; for serving as a role model; and for mentoring, coaching, and guiding many young engineers and professionals. 

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