Monday, November 14, 2011
Nagengast Places Second at SWE Conference
CEE Ph.D. Candidate Amy Nagengast received second place in the graduate collegiate technical poster competition at the 2011 National Society of Women Engineers (SWE) conference. Amy was acknowledged for her novel research on evaluating commuting differences between brownfield and greenfield developments. The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in engineering.
Amy is also one of the founders of the Society of Women Engineers graduate program (SWE Grad Greets) at Carnegie Mellon University. Grad Greets connects the women graduate engineering community through professional development, technical growth and social activities. She has been the co-chair for two years helping to organize and manage approximately 25 events annually.
The Grad Greets program is one of the first its kind nationally. Other universities are looking at this program as a model for creating their own engineering graduate women programs.