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MSOE Society of Women Engineers receives national recognition

October 31st, 2017

MSOE SWE officers traveled to SWE’s National Conference in Texas. Left to right: Alaina Jante, Elizabeth Kolanczyk, Jessica Bilskie, Tara Rahmani and Khoua Chang.

MSOE SWE officers traveled to SWE’s National Conference in Texas. Left to right: Alaina Jante, Elizabeth Kolanczyk, Jessica Bilskie, Tara Rahmani and Khoua Chang.

Oct. 31, 2017 — Jessica Bilskie, senior electrical engineering major, took third place in the Rapid Fire Undergraduate Research Competition at the annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National Conference. Only the top ten students from the United States are invited to compete at this event. Bilskie presented her research, “Quantifying the Coherence of an RTL-SDR Dual-Channel Software Radio Receiver.”

In addition, MSOE’s SWE section won a Gold SWE Mission Award and Best Practice in Mentoring Award. The former is the highest award a section can receive for overall performance at the national level. The latter honored MSOE’s section for the mentoring events they hold, including a sleepover event for female high school seniors interested in learning more about engineering and MSOE.

Individuals and sections from around the country are recognized at the annual conference for their outstanding work in engineering as well as embodying SWE’s core values and demonstrating continuous improvement and growth. SWE’s strategic goals include developing women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives and advocating for the inclusion and success of women in engineering and technology.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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SWE chapter honored at conference

April 10th, 2017

2017_news_SWEApril 10, 2017 – MSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) won awards for professional development and member retention at the SWE Region H Conference for collegiate and professional members.

Sixteen members of the SWE-MSOE chapter attended the Region H event, held at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in mid-March, which offered breakout sessions and networking opportunities, as well as an awards ceremony recognizing chapter achievements. MSOE won “Outstanding Professional Development” and “Highest Retention Rate” awards in the large section division. Membership for the MSOE chapter increased from 92 registered members last year to 125.

“I am a member and have been since my freshman year because I was excited to work with other amazing female engineers on campus,” said Rachael DiGrazia, biomedical engineering senior. DiGrazia has served on the fundraising committee, as fundraising chair and president. She currently serves as vice president and professional development chair. “As a registered national SWE member, you get to join webinars, attend national and regional conferences, find jobs through the SWE career website, network with other SWE collegiate peers and professionals, become an officer, and tons of other awesome benefits. I truly love the women I have worked with as an officer and have learned so much over the last four years.”

The SWE is a not-for-profit education and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their contributions as engineers and leaders. Region H is the heartland region of SWE, which is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

In addition to DiGrazia, SWE-MSOE officers include electrical engineering senior Jessica Bilskie, president; electrical engineering senior Kayla Heraly, fundraising chair; biomedical senior Elizabeth Kolanczyk, treasurer; electrical engineering senior Betsy McBride, webmaster; industrial engineering sophomore Tara Rahmani, outreach chair; and biomolecular engineering junior Devyn Yates, secretary.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97 percent placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE women engineers are honored

April 23rd, 2015

SWE_GEAR_RGB.gifMSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received the 2015 Collegiate Section Achievement Award from the Wisconsin professional section of SWE. MSOE SWE executive board members Rachael DiGrazia, fundraising chair, and Tori St. Martin, treasurer accepted the award on behalf of their fellow students at the Celebrate SWE-WI Banquet. Other members of the executive board include Alana Tirimacco, president; Samantha Scharles, vice president; Rachel Wellnitz, secretary; Ashley Toll, outreach chair; and Gerald Soriano, webmaster. The organization has 50 members, all of whom were recognized by this award for outstanding member recruitment and retention; numerous outreach, social, and academic activities; and commitment to SWE’s mission and vision. MSOE’s collegiate section is one of five in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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