UK's Women Engineers Win Silver Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2009) -- The University of Kentucky chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) won a Silver Level Award for Outstanding Section during the annual SWE Conference in Long Beach, Calif., recently.

[IMAGE1]The award is based on the merits of an annual report each student section is required to submit to the national SWE headquarters.  The national organization presents three levels of awards: Gold, for first place; Silver for second; and Bronze, for third.

UK's SWE chapter president is Michelle Tucker, a senior in biosystems and agricultural engineering.  Also attending the conference were UKSWE members Rebecca Lanter, Lisa Rogers, Amy Boatman, Cassie Campbell, Hannah Grise and Allyson Durborow.  The section's adviser is Dianne Leveridge.

In 1997, UKSWE was recognized as the National Best Student Section.

The Society of Women Engineers is an international organization with more than 20,000 members worldwide.  About 6,000 women engineers and scientists attended the recent SWE national conference in Long Beach.