Well it is that time of year. By the calender it is spring, and by mother nature we are in the dead of winter after the blizzard we had a few days ago. Nonetheless, graduation is around the corner and this semester we have some seniors that will be moving out to the professional world in a few weeks.
Help us congratulate our graduates! Below is all of the graduating seniors bios. Enjoy!
-Hometown: Traverse City, MI
-Major: Chemical Engineering
-4 years at Michigan Tech
-SWE member for 4 years. SWE Secretary/ E-board for 2 years (2011-2013).
-I will be moving to Midland, MI after graduation to work for Dow Corning as a Process
-Favorite Memories: Orientation week was the first time I joined a student organization on
campus and I am so glad I did! The Society of Women Engineers, SWE, was hosting a hike to the Hungarian waterfall and I decided to take a chance and go on this hike. I have always had a love for outdoor activities, maybe due to growing up in Traverse City, MI where you live outdoors in the summer months and take advantage of lake effect snow in winter months, so I knew this hike had to be worth my time. Little did I know that none of the SWE girls actually knew how to get to the falls; we got lost in the woods! By getting lost for a solid 20-30 minutes, I really bonded with the SWE ladies and had the chance to see the strong sense of character in my fellow peers. I have been an active and executive board SWE member since that hike freshmen year, and I was honored to run for Michigan Tech’s 2013 Winter Carnival Queen on behalf of SWE! Thanks Ladies for some great memories!
-Hometown: Lewiston, MI
-Major: Materials Science and Engineering
-4 years at Tech
-SWE involvement: Social Committee head and 2nd VP of Membership
-After graduation I plan to work for Mercury Marine as a Materials Engineer
-My involvement with SWE has been well worth it. I have learned so much about leadership, professional development and what it takes to be a women in engineering. I have made some great friends in SWE that I hope continue for years to come! I am looking forward to continuing to be involved in the Wisconsin professional section. 🙂
Mary “Katy” Kaitlin Hickey
-Hometown: Port Huron, MI
-Majors: Biomedical Engineering BS, German Language Minor
-4 years at Tech
-SWE involvement: Social Chair
-Planning on doing the accelerated MBA at MTU and looking for jobs out west (Colorado
-Hometown: Brighton, MI
-Major: Environmental Engineering (BS)
-SWE involvement: Treasurer 2011-2012, Vice President 2012-2013, Member 2009-2013
-I will be working for General Motors as an Environmental Engineer at the Warren Tech Center in Michigan
-I have loved being in SWE the past four years, it truly was one of the best decisions I made at Tech. I have met some of my best friends through SWE and have had amazing opportunities that has shaped my future as an engineer. The young women in our section never cease to amaze me with their dedication and compassion; you ladies will always mean the world to me!
-Hometown: Grand Haven, MI
-Major: BS Civil Engineering
-Years at Tech: 5 Years
-SWE involvement: 3 Years – 1 general member, 2 publicity committee chair
-Plans for after graduation: Currently applying for jobs, hoping to stay in the mid-west area. I’ll give you an update when I find one 😉
-I’ve loved getting to know all of the lovely ladies of SWE, going to national and regional
conferences, and making it to playoffs with the Snowy Senoritas broomball team!
Hello SWEsters! My name is Alicia Walby and I am from Greenville, WI. I will be earning my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering after 5 years of studying, making friends, having fun, and exploring the UP while at Tech. Past SWE roles include the following:
- Publicity Committee Chair / Co-Chair for 2 years FY10-FY11
- Communications Committee Chair FY11
- Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE) FY12
- Region Collegiate Representative (RCR) FY13
My plans after graduation include moving out east to work for Pratt and Whitney as a
Mechanical Design Engineer. Upon moving New Hampshire and working in Maine, I plan on exploring the territory, which is very similar to that of Houghton, in that I am in the heart of camping, hiking, kayaking, and of course road biking. When the snow starts to fly, I’ll make my way up to some slopes and find some snowshoeing trails to tackle. And of course, no fear. I shall not convert to a New England Patriots fan, but shall wear green and gold with pride to support The Pack every Sunday. Go Packers!
Future SWE plans include joining Region F and the Maine professional section. While I think that moving, starting full-time, and running for a coordinator position would be too much all in my first year, I plan to run for the RCR/RCCE coordinator position the following year. See you all in Baltimore later this year!