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Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

  • 1.  Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

    ASM Employee
    Posted 06-23-2021 15:50

    It's International Women in Engineering Day! Let's celebrate the incredible impact women engineers are making in the world.

    Feel free to give a shout out to a female engineer that has inspired you.



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    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

    440-338-5497
    carrieh@asminternational.org
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  • 2.  RE: Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

    IMS Board Vice President
    Posted 06-24-2021 10:20
    Edited by Michael Keeble 06-24-2021 13:47
    As a child I was fascinated by space, and especially the Space Shuttle.  This played a large part in developing an interest in materials science, and the development of solutions to complex problems.  During my PhD I was wrestling with creating some finite element analysis code (in FORTRAN) and learned a little about the history of coding from some older members in the department (which made me feel a whole lot better about how easy it was for me in comparison!).  This was when I first heard about Margaret Hamilton, the impact she had on Software Engineering and the 1969 moon landing.  Her attitude and hard work changed a lot both in the field of Software Engineering, but perhaps also in the working environment.  This article is a nice overview: 
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/13/margaret-hamilton-computer-scientist-interview-software-apollo-missions-1969-moon-landing-nasa-women


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    Michael Keeble
    Buehler a Division of ITW
    Lake Bluff IL
    (847) 393-3645
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  • 3.  RE: Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

    Posted 06-24-2021 15:12
    Angela Moran was a grad student who greatly inspired me when I was an undergraduate assisting in her lab. I looked her up and reconnected, and sure enough she continues to inspire others with a foundation https://www.engineersondeck.org/.

    My company organized a socially distanced lunch for all the women in our Product Development group yesterday to celebrate INWED. Then I attended an engineering meeting with a 4:1 ratio women:men, a first for me.

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    Janine Borofka
    JLG Senior Chief Engineer - Materials
    Hagerstown MD United States
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  • 4.  RE: Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

    Long Island Chptr Admin
    Posted 06-25-2021 13:45
    Carrie and co -

    As a starting graduate student, my mentor/exiting graduate student Dale inspired me daily.
    She came back to graduate school in her late 40's (after starting a full family) to get her own
    PhD by 50.  I will never forget her and am always indebted to her.

    - Jim


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    James Quinn
    Dir. of Laboratories
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook NY
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