Dallas SWE members Zaineb Ahmad, Britney Caldwell, and Lynn Mortensen joined Bita Behgooy, past Collin College and current UT Dallas SWE section member, as panelists at an Evening with Engineers program presented by Collin College to middle school students and parents at Allen High School for students within Allen ISD and at Reynolds Middle School for students within Prosper ISD. By joining with engineers – Jamie Armstrong, Kimberly Davis, Brittany Johann, Kathrina Macalando, Amy Mathis, Anita Pacheco – and UT Dallas student Maria Angelica Burbano Salazar, the students and parents were exposed to diverse careers and paths to engineering. This was a great opportunity for each panelist to share her career path, what led her to the field of engineering, and to encourage each girl to continue her studies in a STEM related field, hopefully, some form of engineering. Our Dallas SWE members did a fantastic job in presenting engineering to over 400 attendees of the event!
~ Lynn Mortensen, Dallas SWE Outreach Scholarship Committee Chair