EVERETT, Wash. – Dec. 23, 2016 – This semester, Washington State University (WSU) Everett’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers was officially recognized as an affiliate chapter by the national non-profit.
Executive Director Karen Horting wrote to the members of WSU’s local undergraduate student organization: “Congratulations Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett, welcome to the Society of Women Engineers!”
The club, whose mission is to promote and support women to achieve their full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders, was recently founded at WSU’s newest campus in Everett. LaRei Branham, Ryan Durkoop, Lyndi Richmond and Christina Jordan serves as officers for the club.
“This club provides immense support to our women engineering students,” WSU Everett chancellor Paul Pitre said. “Official recognition of our affiliate chapter is well-deserved by our students and will provide them with a stronger connection to an organization that can support them throughout their engineering careers.”
The club has already supported students through a variety of events promoting career paths for women engineers. WSU’s campus in Everett currently offers programs in mechanical, electrical and software engineering, though membership in student organizations like Society of Women Engineers is not limited to engineering students.
WSU Everett’s Society of Women Engineers club joins Region J of the organization, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Dr. Ciera Graham, associate director of Student Services at WSU Everett, serves as the group’s adviser. Learn more about the WSU Everett Society of Women Engineers club online here.