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Women in Engineering Day

Women in Engineering Day 2011 Highlights

Idaho’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) student chapter was instrumental in the successful Women in Engineering Day which took place on October 21.

Forty-three high school students came to campus for an exciting day which included a team design project, a tour of eight different engineering research labs, a panel discussion with five successful female engineers and a highly engaging presentation of why our students chose engineering and what it means to them.

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SWE members who took time from their busy schedules to participate in this meaningful and exciting outreach activity were: Christina Jordan (SWE president and civil engineering student), Staniela Nikolova (chemical engineering student), Marliese Breuer (civil engineering student), Valerie Barry (electrical engineering student with a computer science minor), Mary O'Brien (materials science and engineering student), and Caitlin Oswley (mechanical engineering student).
 
Their enthusiasm was contagious and the entire day was a huge success for everyone.
 
Special thanks to our esteemed panelists that included: Shannon Fuchs ('91 Chemical Engineering), plant manager at Idaho Forest Group; Aicha Elshabini, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and SWE faculty adviser; Amanda Battles,  U-Idaho Mechanical Engineering graduate student; Monika Murugesan, lead software engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.; and Denise Bauer, professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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"I met some really awesome students and learned a lot about
the University of Idaho. I’m definitely coming here."