Women in Engineering Prove Their Mettle

The Women in Engineering Workshop (WIE) allows high school women students
opportunity to investigate careers in engineering and science. Practicing women engineers from industry and the government, educators, and university faculty lead informational sessions and discussions. Six ME-EM alumnae participated in this year's program.

Women in Engineering participants as blacksmithing 'silverware'

Women in Engineering participants casting metal

In photo above, from left, ME-EM Chair William Predebon, Stacey Kropp, Nicole Leicht and Debby Kozol at the ME-EM reception.

Two women engineers showing castings of MTU belt buckles

The Women in Engineering program participants in 2004:

Average GPA was 3.90
27 were ranked #1 in the class
30% are potential valedictorians
81% are in the top 10% of their class

STATES
Ilinois: 6
Iowa: 5
Wisconsin: 16
Minnesota: 13
Michigan: 68
Other states: 8

Women in Engineering Role Model Speakers
Michigan Tech Alumni

Katy Arkenberg WE Energies EE '01
Kim Dunnebacke Textron ME '92
Elizabeth Evers Proctor & Gamble Chem Engg '01
Pamela Holllingsworth Ford ME '86
Rose Koronkiewicz SRI Quality System ME '81 & MBA
Debby Kozol Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation CE '84
Stacey Kropp Kimberly-Clark ME '96
Nicole Leicht Kimberly-Clark Chem Eng '00
Jan Makela WE Energies ME '01
Melanie McCoy DTE ME '79
Kim Nowack Mackinaw Bridge Authority CE '85
 

Stacey Kropp, a '96 ME grad, now with Kimberly-Clark making a presentation to 'Women in Engineering' participants

Rose Koronkiewicz SRI Quality System ME '81 & MBA speaking to students

Jan Makela WE Energies ME '01 Left, Kim Dunnebacke Textron ME '92
In addition to activities in Mechanical Engineering, Summer Youth Program students also participated in demonstrations at other departments:
1. MSE     2. Chem Eng
  3 ECE

   
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