Why did you join?
"I joined SWE so that young girls would know what a great career option engineering and that it's a way to make a difference." - Stacey D
"I joined SWE to meet and connect with other women. Working in a mostly male environment, there are few opportunities to spend time with women who share common interests. SWE has been a great network of friends for me." - Britta Jost
"Involvement in SWE has provided me with great opportunities to network with women from varying engineering disciplines. SWE is also a conduit for me to continually develop my abilities and to encourage others to consider engineering as a career." - Emily Munday
FY 2012 Award Winners
- Britta Jost is actively involved in the Society of Women Engineers on a local and regional level. She has demonstrated her devotion to the section and consistently volunteers and delivers on her commitments. Britta sets a great example for the young members and has a passion for recruiting people to SWE and cultivating their engagement. She leads by example and by her willingness to help out. Britta has been a key contributor in making the section what it is today and we look forward to all the new and exciting things we can achieve with her continued leadership.
- Lou Balmer Millar has demonstrated strong technical leadership in a variety of positions. Along with her skills and leadership, she has earned the respect of colleagues and direct reports. We look forward to the continued achievements Lou will make in the field of engineering and her exemplary leadership.
Thanks to our FY 2012 leadership board for a great year of service!
President: Emily Munday
President Elect: Amy Hammar
Secretary: Jennifer Brooks
Treasurer: Homa Afjeh
Section Representative 1: Britta Jost
Section Representative 2: Rosalee Martinez-Weber (fall 2011), Jamie Stringfield (spring 2012)
Communications Chair: Shwetha
Membership Chair: LaCherie Watson (fall 2011), Kirsten Mauritzson (spring 2012)
Nominating Committe Chair: April Privett
Outreach Chair: Paroma Banerjee
Adopt-a-School Coordinator: Jada Hoerr
Professional Development Co-Chairs: Hua Gu, Sandy Hoskins
Work-Life Balance Chair: Sabrina Arrick
Awards Committee Chair: Tonya Garrett
Bradley SWE Counselor: Amy Fischer
UIUC SWE Counselor, Adopt-a-School Coordinator: Amy Frans
UIUC SWE Counselor, Champaign Area Coordinator: Kristen Banas
Champaign Area Coordinator: Meredith Sellers
Bloomington Area Coordinator: Tammy Van Egtern
More information about the Central Illinois section is on the SWE Central Illinois Community. This is an interactive website that is available for all members. Go to www.swe.org and click on the words SWE Communities in the middle of the page to access more information about the Central Illinois Section.