From left, Tim McGhee, dean, Engineering Technology; Denise Rice, site director of Cormetech, president of Society of Women Engineers Chattanooga Section; Julia Alcantara, secretary of SWE, operation administrator, Volkert Inc.; Christina Dueker, past president of SWE, electrical engineer, Worley Parsons; Tiffany Gibby, vice president of SWE, TVA Technology Innovation and Jim Barrott, vice president, Technology.
The Chattanooga Area Section of the Society of Women Engineers has donated $825 to the Chattanooga State Foundation for Engineering Technology scholarships. The funding from SWE Chattanooga is a reflection of the growing demand for highly trained engineers and technicians in the local area, said officials.
The Society of Women Engineers Chattanooga Area Section Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded for the fall semester of each year. Students who apply for the scholarship must be enrolled in one of the programs in the Engineering Technology Division.
For more than 60 years, SWE has been proactive in lobbying at the national level for legislation that is beneficial to engineers and women engineers in particular. In addition, SWE members have access to webinars, continuing education, conferences and events, a magazine, and a career center.
Anyone interested in one of the careers in engineering technology available in the Chattanooga area should inquire about the training offered by the Engineering Technology program at Chattanooga State. Contact Amanda Bennett at 697-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.