2022 WE Local Awards

The Society of Women Engineers proudly announced today the recipients of the 2022 WE Local Awards Program.
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SWE strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers and recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to the industry, education, and the community. WE Local Awards provide additional opportunities to recognize outstanding SWE members, SWE groups, and individuals.

This year’s award recipients will be recognized at the 2022 WE Local Conferences. WE Local Awardees are also listed on the WE Local Awards webpage.

The 2022 WE Local Award recipients are as follows:

Diversity and Inclusion Partner Award

  • Emerson Women’s Impact Network Marshalltown Chapter, Emerson
  • LIFT (Cummins India Technical Organization), Cummins
  • Pioneer Valley Women in STEM (PVWIS), Pioneer Valley Women in STEM Network (PVWIS)

Engaged Advocate Award

  • Sreyoshi Bhaduri, Ph.D., Amazon | ThatStatsGirl
  • Sylvie DeLaHunt, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Jennifer Dugan, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dee Frewert, Ed.D., Oracle Corporation
  • Gisella R. Lamas Samanamud, Ph.D., University of Kentucky – Paducah Extended campus
  • Susan Manning Meier, Pratt & Whitney
  • Diane L. Peters, P.E., Ph.D., F.SWE, Kettering University
  • Asad Hasan Sahir, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
  • Tuyet-Hanh Nguyen Schnell, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Danielle E. Schroeder, Gannett Fleming
  • Louvere M. Walker-Hannon, MathWorks

Guiding Star Award

  • Enakshi Deb, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Mykel Dolinski, University of Michigan
  • Meagan Mae Dube, University of Maine at Orono
  • Sarah Holdrup, The University of Alabama
  • Courtney Keiser, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Celia Kornegay, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Francesca M. LaPinta, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Kavya Narayanan, The Ohio State University
  • Katherine Elizabeth Nicholson, University of Michigan
  • Ozioma C. Ozigbo, University of North Texas
  • Vidhya Thiyagarajan, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rebekah L. Travis, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Olivia Wright, Kettering University
  • Amy O. Zheng, Vanderbilt University

Joint Professional/Collegiate Event Award

  • Georgia Tech Society of Women Engineers and Georgia Tech Women in Engineering, Tea with the Dean
  • Rocky Mountain Section and Colorado School of Mines, Gear-Up Collegiate Partnered Series
  • SWE Central Illinois Section and SWE University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Collegiate Section, Power Up Your Digital Presence
  • Tampa Bay Area Professional Section and University of South Florida Collegiate Section, Dress for Success
  • Tampa Bay Area Professional Section and University of South Florida Collegiate Section, SWE Tea and Women’s Forum

Local ELiTE Award

  • Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel, Ph.D., Microsoft
  • Prathima Gollapudi, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Melissa Nicole Jones, Honeywell
  • Smita Kharkate, John Deere India Private Ltd
  • Jordan Mahoney, Lockheed Martin
  • Deepali Palta, Ph.D., Kellogg
  • Shaina Shapiro, Textron Aviation Defense LLC
  • Garima Yadav, John Deere

Local New ELiTE Award

  • Molli Jayne Andor, Ford Motor Company
  • Abby Brooks, Boston Scientific
  • Mariel Cisneros, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Kara DiNatale, Novelis
  • Claire Dvorak, Northrop Grumman
  • Sayali Igave, John Deere
  • Victoria S. Png, 3M Company
  • Claire Rydeen, Medtronic
  • Nnennaya Mgbo Udochu, Intel Corporation
  • Yuhong Wang, Cummins Turbocharger Technology Co., LTD
  • Maranda E. Wong, Pratt & Whitney
  • Hainan Zeng, Wuxi Cummins Turbo Technologies Co., Ltd
  • Melissa Cay Zhdankin, Lockheed Martin

Outstanding Outreach Event

  • Emerson’s Women’s Impact Network Marshalltown Chapter, Emerson’s Women’s Impact Network Marshalltown Chapter
  • Koç University Society of Women Engineers (KUSWE), Koç University
  • Mines Section of SWE, Colorado School of Mines
  • Rutgers University Society of Women Engineers, Rutgers University Society of Women Engineers
  • Smoky Mountain Section, Smoky Mountain Section
  • Society of Women Engineers Wichita Professional Section Engineering Expo, Society of Women Engineers Wichita Professional Section Engineering Expo
  • SWE Detroit, SWE Detroit
  • SWE Hartford, SWE Hartford
  • SWE Pittsburgh, SWE Pittsburgh
  • The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Pittsburgh SWE, University of Pittsburgh SWE
  • Virtual STEMinists & PHS SWENexters, Virtual STEMinists and PHS SWENexters

Outstanding Professional Development Event

  • Emerson FCEC Women Impact Network Employee Resource Group, Emerson
  • Lowcountry SWE, Lowcountry SWE
  • Mines Section of SWE, Mines Section of SWE
  • Pioneer Valley Women in STEM (PVWIS), Pioneer Valley Women in STEM Network (PVWIS)
  • Rocky Mountain Section, Rocky Mountain Section
  • Society of Women Engineers – Kansas City Section, Society of Women Engineers – Kansas City Section
  • Society of Women Engineers Central Illinois Professional Section, Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Society of Women Engineers, Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Cummins College of Engineering for Women
  • The Ohio State University Society of Women Engineers, The Ohio State University Society of Women Engineers
  • University of California GradSWE, Women in STEM Breaking Barriers, GradSWE UCLA
  • University of Michigan Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Section, University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh SWE, University of Pittsburgh SWE

Pieronek Memorial Public Policy Grant Award

  • Stacey M. DelVecchio, F.SWE, StaceyD Consulting

Rising Star Award

  • Alejandra Arcila Castillo, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Samruddhi Pravin Deode, Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune
  • Caroline Denise Dunning, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Viktoria Kungel, Colorado School of Mines
  • Minautee Minautee, MIT World Peace University Pune
  • Ashley Purcella, The University of Alabama
  • Sophia Ung, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Emily Wallace, University of Michigan
  • Kimberly D. Wang, University of Texas at Austin

Sustaining Benefactor Award

  • Burns & McDonnell, Burns & McDonnell
  • Caterpillar Inc. – SWE-Central Illinois, Caterpillar Inc.
  • John Deere India, John Deere India

 

 

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