SWE Annual Dinner with Industry

Recently, the Youngstown State University section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) held their Third Annual Dinner with Industry in Kilcawley Center. The event promoted social networking in a low-pressure environment for engineering students with representatives from local area engineering companies. The YSU SWE section would like to thank the following companies for participating in and supporting the evening’s events: Ellwood Group, Inc., Ergon-West Virginia, Inc., General Motors, Michael Baker Corporation, ms consultants, inc., Parker Hannifin, R.G. Steel Warren, RTI International Metals, Inc., and V&M Star.

A welcome address, given by Dr. Martin Abraham, Dean of the YSU College of STEM, was followed by dinner and keynote speaker for the evening, Laurie Moore, a Staff Environmental Engineer working for Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC. Ms. Moore, with over thirty-five years’ experience in the engineering and manufacturing industries, delivered guidelines for young engineers who are about to enter the workforce. Her tips included having a mentor within the company as a go-to person who can assist with questions about company policies, and also completing Six Sigma training, an educational asset that can enhance any engineer’s understanding of increasing efficiency in the workplace. The organization looks forward to another successful Dinner with Industry next spring!

Pictured above, from left to right are: Melissa Workoff, section treasurer; Laurie Moore, keynote speaker; Jennifer Moy, section president; Professor Carol Lamb, YSU SWE Advisor; Kathleen Smith, section secretary; and Kayla Herron, section vice president.

This year marks the thirty year anniversary of the establishment of the Society of Women Engineers section here at Youngstown State University. This organization is open to all male and female engineering and engineering technology students, and it is a great way to enhance professional development. Biweekly meetings throughout the semester are held to promote professional development with various speakers and networking opportunities available. Professor Carol Lamb, the section advisor, has been influential in keeping this student association together! For more information about the YSU SWE section, please email ysuswe@gmail.com.

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