Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

“Materials scientists and engineers create new materials and take old materials and make them act differently. We do that by working on materials at the atomic level. So, today, we are going to play with atoms!” said Larry Genalo, university professor and associate chair of materials science and engineering, to welcome 28 participants in Society … Continue reading Playing with atoms, experiencing Cyclone engineering at SWE U

Lifehacker Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Bierman

Iowa State University alumna Elizabeth Bierman is a senior project engineer at Honeywell Aerospace where she specializes in avionics and is the president of the Society of Women Engineers. Bierman, who received her degree in aerospace engineering from ISU, works a wide variety of bright minds to create the technologies that guide aircraft to their destinations, is a mother … Continue reading Lifehacker Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Bierman

Cara Petrie and Katherine Krettek

Guest Post: Campus clubs act as support networks for students

Cara Petrie (pictured on the right) is a senior in chemical engineering and the current president of Society for Women Engineers. Katherine Krettek (pictured on the left) is a junior in mechanical engineering with a minor in Spanish and the president-elect for SWE.  Iowa State’s many campus clubs and organizations are great resources for students … Continue reading Guest Post: Campus clubs act as support networks for students

Elizabeth Bierman

President-Elect Elizabeth Bierman hopes to expand SWE globally

Elizabeth Bierman began her term as president-elect of the Society of Women Engineers this year, but her connection to the group goes back to her freshman year at Iowa State. Bierman joined SWE after her first week on campus in 1994, and her participation grew each year, extending to the professional level. Graduating from Iowa … Continue reading President-Elect Elizabeth Bierman hopes to expand SWE globally

Senior Sleepover engages high school girls in engineering

The Senior Sleepover, an event where female high school seniors spend time with current students and participate in activities related to the College of Engineering, was held Friday, February 1, for its 13th year at Iowa State. There were 31 seniors in attendance. “The event is designed to encourage young women to pursue an engineering … Continue reading Senior Sleepover engages high school girls in engineering

Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State awarded Procter & Gamble grant

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) section at Iowa State was recently awarded a grant through the Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program. The grant, in the amount of $10,000, will help the section fund its regular activities as well as a variety of new ideas. The Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education … Continue reading Society of Women Engineers at Iowa State awarded Procter & Gamble grant