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Society of Women Engineers wins national accolades

Cornell's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been recognized as a top collegiate section by the national organization whose mission is to empower women to succeed and advance in engineering fields.

At the SWE annual conference, held Oct. 12-15 in Chicago, Cornell SWE took home a Gold Award for Outstanding Collegiate Section. The award is the highest honor to be bestowed on a collegiate section.

Collegiate awards are determined by such activities as effectiveness of communications among chapter members, the chapter website, member recruitment activities, and regional and national participation.

In addition, two Cornell SWE alumnae were recognized with top awards for professional membership.

Allison Goodman '99 received the Distinguished New Engineer Award "for creative and effective team leadership in her career and in her contributions to SWE and the community." She received her bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell, and is now senior systems engineer and validation program manager in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group at Intel Corp. Goodman serves on the Cornell SWE advisory board and is also former president of Cornell SWE.

Stephanie Shanley '93 received the Emerging Leader Award for "strong personal leadership that balances environmental stewardship, professional accomplishments and dedication to community." Shanley received her bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Cornell, and is now senior environmental engineer in the environmental, health and safety department at Intel Corp.

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