Region A well represented in 2017 Society Awards

Region A was well represented in 2017 Society Awards at each level of membership: ranging from collegiate to fellow grade!

At the collegiate level, Erin Baumgartner of California State University, Chico was awarded the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award.  This award recognizes collegiate members who make “an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community and their campus”. Congratulations Erin!

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Erin Baumgartner (L) celebrating the award with her mother.

Two SWE professional members were recognized for active engagement in engineering during the first decade of their careers. Congratulations to SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award recipients Cassi Janakos of Healthy Horizons and Erika D. Rodrigues, PhD, of Jacobs Technology at NASA Ames Research Center!

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Erika D. Rodrigues, PhD (L) with Cassi Janakos (R), honored at the SWE Awards Banquet.

Cecilia (Ceal) D. Craig, PhD, of Druai Education Research was awarded with Fellow Grade honors for “continuous service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession”. Congratulations Ceal!

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FY18 SWE President Jonna Gerken (L) with Ceal Craig, PhD, at Celebrate SWE.

Several sections within Region A also received awards. The Santa Clara Valley Section was honored with a Multicultural Award sponsored by the Motorola Foundation. The Sierra Nevada Section received both a “Best Practice” and a “Silver” overall award in the SWE Mission Award category.

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Quite a collection of Region A winners! Representatives from the Santa Clara Valley and Sierra Nevada sections, in addition to members of the Region A Council and College Leadership Team at WE17’s Celebrate SWE!

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