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Experience success on your own termsWhen you join SWE you connect with a professional network of 27,000 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.

The New Faces of Engineering award application period is now closed. Please check back in fall 2014 for new application information. 

Recent Awards

2013 Awards and Recipients

Achievement Award

Eve Sprunt, Ph.D.
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Achievement Award

Eve Sprunt, Ph.D.

Chevron Corporation
CITATION: For game-changing contributions to the petroleum industry, to the science and practice of geoscience and petroleum engineering, and to the advancement of women engineers. 

Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award

Cindy R. Kent
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Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award

Cindy R. Kent

3M
CITATION: For a successful career informed by strong vision and a stategic and integrative approach to leadership, resulting in highly effective cross-functional collaborations and high-performing global teams.

Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

Jack D. Welsh, Jr.
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Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

Jack D. Welsh, Jr.

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
CITATION: For vigorous support of SWE, diversity, and women's initiatives at Booz Allen and for investing his own time in mentoring, coaching, and sponsoring women engineers. 

Resnik Challenger Medal

Christine E. Geosling, Ph.D.
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Resnik Challenger Medal

Christine E. Geosling, Ph.D.

Northrop Grumman Corporation
CITATION: For a long and visionary career of breaking barriers in space navigation technology, making longer, more complex data-gathering missions possible. 

Entrepreneur Award

Pamela Dingman, P.E.
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Entrepreneur Award

Pamela Dingman, P.E.

Engineering Design Consultants LLC
CITATION: For mapping top-notch technical skills to business management and for diligence and bravado in building a successful civil engineering firm where employees thrive and the servie is extraordinary. 

Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Beth Todd, Ph.D., F.SWE
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Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Beth Todd, Ph.D., F.SWE

The University of Alabama
CITATION: For a legacy of excellence in engineering education and for using scholarly research and involvement in professional societies to help students learn, compete, and achieve. 

Work Life Integration Award

Kathleen Cullinan Bove
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Work Life Integration Award

Kathleen Cullinan Bove

GE Global Research
CITATION: For cultivating authentic work relationships that enhance quality of life and for founding a networking program that has forged bonds, fostered professional development, and empowered women to succeed. 

Emerging Leaders

Linh Dang
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Emerging Leaders

Linh Dang

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
CITATION: For extraordinary strength of purpose, for professional advances in aerospace electronics, for dedicated mentoring of her juniors, and for introducing science and engineering to hundreds of disadvantaged youth. 
Lisa E. Depew
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Emerging Leaders

Lisa E. Depew

Intel Corporation
CITATION: For innovative engineering, business operations, and customer management initiatives in the semiconductor industry; for leadership in education initiatives and advocating work/life balance for women in technical professions. 
Sonja Domazet
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Emerging Leaders

Sonja Domazet

Northrop Grumman Corporation
CITATION: For continued exemplary performance as an electrical engineer, manager, and team leader and for building bridges between teams in the United States and abroad.
Elizabeth Garypie
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Emerging Leaders

Elizabeth Garypie

Sikorsky Aircraft
CITATION: For top-level achievements in aerospace engineering, management, and continuous improvement, based upon setting the highest standards both for herself and the teams she successfully leads. 
Jessica Gullbrand, Ph.D.
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Emerging Leaders

Jessica Gullbrand, Ph.D.

Intel Corporation
CITATION: For contributions to the field of computational fluid mechanics, and for applying her science and engineering expertise to technical and business solutions for next-generation computer design. 
Ya Guo, Ph.D.
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Emerging Leaders

Ya Guo, Ph.D.

Medtronic Inc
CITATION: For agility in research and business demonstrated by ingenuity in biomedical innovation, technical problem solving that spans several fields, and outstanding research project management and team leadership. 
Diane C. LaFortune
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Emerging Leaders

Diane C. LaFortune

Northrop Grumman
CITATION: For excellence in mechanical engineering for high-performance airborne systems, for successful and talented leadership of multidisciplinary teams, and for consistently acting on her commitment to SWE's mission. 
Pushpa Manukonda
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Emerging Leaders

Pushpa Manukonda

John Deere
CITATION: For excellence in engineering and global business management and for demonstrating great capability across a variety of disciplines and in diverse cultural settings. 
Susan Rea Peterson, Ph.D.
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Emerging Leaders

Susan Rea Peterson, Ph.D.

Medtronic Vascular
CITATION: For leadership in developing life-saving medical devices based upon expertise in chemical engineering, biology, and materials science, and keen understanding of product design, research, and clinical trials. 
Danielle Simonelli, Ph.D.
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Emerging Leaders

Danielle Simonelli, Ph.D.

Intel Corporation
CITATION: For finely honed abilities in scientific research, engineering, and project management that have resulted in models of accountability and setting high standards for engineering performance. 

Distinguished New Engineer Award

Holly Ann Friedt
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Holly Ann Friedt

Rolls-Royce North America
CITATION: For outstanding project management, problem-solving skills, and initiative, applied equally to complex, safety-critical aircraft engine development and manufacturing engineering projects, as well as SWE activities and outreach efforts. 
Maureen E. Masiulis
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Maureen E. Masiulis

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
CITATION: For mastering a broad range of leadership and project management skills, and for dedication to all aspects of SWE's mission, expecially recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of women engineers. 

Distinguished New Engineer Award

Jessica R. Mattis
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Jessica R. Mattis

General Motors
CITATION: For making the business case for a cooperative team environment at work and in SWE, for her commitment to the Society of Women Engineers, and for generous community involvement. 
Karen E. Roth
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Karen E. Roth

Air Force Research Laboratory
CITATION: For innovations in software engineering for defense applications, for outstanding support of SWE activities and leadership development, and for advancing the cause of women in engineering. 
Natalie Vanderspiegel
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Natalie Vanderspiegel

Solar Turbines Incorporated
CITATION: For bringing expertise, energy, and passion to her roles as a leader in industry and in SWE at all levels, and to diversity and inclusion initiatives. 
Eileen Vélez-Vega, P.E.
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Eileen Vélez-Vega, P.E.

Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
CITATION: For energy, drive, and integrity, both as a consummate civil engineering professional and as a dedicated SWE leader, and for forging vital connections between collegians and professionals. 
Charlene Willenbring
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Distinguished New Engineer Award

Charlene Willenbring

UTC Aerospace Systems
CITATION: For exceptional team leadership in aerospace engineering, for dedicated and creative support of collegiate members, and for forging connections between students and professional engineers. 

Fellow Award

Elizabeth A. (Libby) Allman
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Fellow Award

Elizabeth A. (Libby) Allman

Hallmark Cards
CITATION: For being a champion of women engineers, advocating on their behalf in the profession and through outreach and mentoring, and for staunch support of the Society of Women Engineers. 
Naomi Brill
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Fellow Award

Naomi Brill

Consultant
CITATION: For decades of contributions and support of the SWE mission on all levels of the Society, and for distinction as an engineer, educator, role model, and leader. 
Virginia Counts, P.E.
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Fellow Award

Virginia Counts, P.E.

Medtronic Inc.
CITATION: For significant contributions to the SWE mission including more than a decade of Society-level leadership roles, for promoting gender diversity in the profession, for championing process improvement, and for excellence in program management. 
Semahat S. Demir, Ph.D.
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Fellow Award

Semahat S. Demir, Ph.D.

Istanbul Kültür University
CITATION: For advocating the inclusion of women and minorities in STEM fields, for accomplishments in computational bioengineering and engineering education, and for steadfast support of the SWE mission. 
Mary E. Kinsella, Ph.D.
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Fellow Award

Mary E. Kinsella, Ph.D.

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
CITATION: For leadership in aerospace manufacturing engineering and advocating for women engineers in government, for dedication to the SWE mission, and for designing and leading an imaginative and enduring outreach program. 
Marilyn Mikulski Reeder
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Fellow Award

Marilyn Mikulski Reeder

Westinghouse Electric Company
CITATION: For professional accomplishments across a spectrum of industries, for modeling professional excellence in engineering to young people, and for wide-ranging and long-term dedication to the Society of Women Engineers. 
Linda M.S. Thomas
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Fellow Award

Linda M.S. Thomas

The Boeing Company
CITATION: For promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering while demonstrating technical acumen, for continued commitment to the Society of Women Engineers, and for igniting the imaginations of young people about engineering. 

Distinguished Service Award

Anita E. Gale, F.SWE
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Distinguished Service Award

Anita E. Gale, F.SWE

The Boeing Company
CITATION: For career-long dedication to helping women engineers realize their full potential and for mastering the delicate balance of leading and encouraging others to lead. 
Felicita Saiez, F.SWE
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Distinguished Service Award

Felicita Saiez, F.SWE

Ohlone College
CITATION: For career-long dedication and commitment to the Society of Women Engineers, and for professional achievements that inspire the next generation of engineers. 

Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth A. Thompson, Ph.D.
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Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth A. Thompson, Ph.D.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
CITATION: For creative leadership; for immeasurable service to her engineering students and SWE section as a mentor, advisor, coach, and advocate; and for outstanding university teaching and research. 

Outstanding SWE Counselor

Helene Finger, P.E.
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Outstanding SWE Counselor

Helene Finger, P.E.

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
CITATION: For extraordinary dedication to the members of the Cal Poly collegiate section, for fostering a new generation of SWE leaders, and for promoting engineering to thousands of young women. 

Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Katherine Alfredo, Ph.D.
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Katherine Alfredo, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin
CITATION: For bringing a fresh approach to graduate-level career development, for cutting-edge research in global water issues, for original thinking about science communication, and for innovative outreach efforts. 
Christella J. Chavez
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Christella J. Chavez

The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
CITATION: For active, simultaneous involvement as both a collegian and professional SWE member; for role modeling the balance of work, academic, and family demands; and for contributing to her community. 
Rachel Hughes
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Rachel Hughes

The University of Alabama
CITATION: For presiding over the steady growth of the University of Alabama SWE collegiate section, and for vision that enabled the section to host and sponsor many activities and events. 
Sofie Leon
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Sofie Leon

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CITATION: For outstanding contributions to the growth of GradSWE, for advocating on behalf of women graduate engineering students, for demonstrated commitment to engineering excellence, and for outreach to youth. 
Nicole Navinsky
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Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

Nicole Navinsky

Southern Methodist University
CITATION: For academic achievements, for steadfast and innovative SWE leadership on the section and region levels, and for introducing many young people to the great possibilities of engineering. 

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