Evening with Industry(EWI) is the Society of Women Engineer's biggest networking event of the year!
Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers would like to thank the companies that attended our 45th annual Evening with Industry:
Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers would like to thank all of the companies and individuals that donated to our scholarship program this year, and congratulate the exceptional students that won scholarships!
Cameron Causey - Materials Engineering Luisa Chiu - Mechanical Engineering
Jeni Kawate - Electrical Engineering Kristen Perron - Materials Engineering
The Boeing Company
Annaliese Gutierrez - Mechanical Engineering Ariel Sampson - Aerospace Engineering
Lauren Chan - Mechanical Engineering Sydney Donaldson - Mechanical Engineering
Reagan Lawson - Mechanical Engineering Lauren Zuend - Civil Engineering
Kaley Sapper - Biomedical Engineering
Bonnie Brown - Manufacturing Engineering Lili Boyer-Quick - Mechanical Engineering
Isabell Chavez - Civil Engineering Camille Garlick - Industrial Engineering
Jamie Luna - Software Engineering
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Joselyne Martinez - Civil Engineering
Elizabeth Mentel - Biomedical Engineering
Anisha Raju - Computer Science
Sami Low - Mechanical Engineering
Janelle Cruz - Electrical Engineering Rachel Potratz - Materials Engineering
Janine Darato - Electrical Engineering Nayana Tiwari - Computer Engineering and Physics
SWE Central Coast Scholarship
Emily Truong - Computer Science
Forbes Family Scholarship
Taylor Austin - Environmental Engineering Stassa Cappos - Mechanical Engineering
Piper Feldman - Computer Science Emily Gavrilenko - Computer Science
Cassie Harriman - Industrial Engineering Graduate Melissa Martinez - Biomedical Engineering
Eliza Rosales - Environmental Engineering Tessa Tapmongkol - Computer Science
Janet Velasquez - Biomedical Engineering Theresa Wilcoski - Industrial Engineering
George and Marcelle Ansolabehere Scholarship
Christina Adams - Industrial Engineering Evelyn Chavez - Industrial Engineering
Rachel Kloth - Biomedical Engineering Emily Martin - Industrial Engineering
SWE Past Presidents’ Scholarship
Alyssa Liu - Computer Engineering
Kelsey McDonough - Computer Science
CPSWE Alumni Allegiance Scholarship
Alycia Darby - Architectural Engineering Lauren Reny - Biomedical Engineering
Katie Seidl - Software Engineering
EWI 2021 Nomimees
Most Supportive Professor Nominees
‣ Nicole Johnson-Glauch
‣ Kurt Colvin
‣ Sara Della Ripa
‣ Dianne DeTurris
‣ John Pan
Men Empowering Women Nominees
‣ Jason Johnson-Yurchak
‣ Spencer Shaw
‣ William Andrews
Outstanding Women in Engineering Nominees
Civil Engineering - 3.52
A fourth-year civil engineering student from Easton, Maryland, Claire has academic focuses in geotechnical engineering and geology and internship experience with Earth Systems Pacific and Webcor Concrete Group. Claire maintains an overall GPA of 3.52 and has served as President of Cal Poly CalGeo, a Student Research Assistant with Dr. Fiegel, and Project Manager of GeoWall. Claire is also a founder of the Curriculum Enhancement Committee, a student group engaged in critical reflection of justice in engineering initiatives taught through CE/ENVE curriculum.
Mechanical Engineering - 3.495
Ivet is very passionate about the medical field and increasing the quality of life for people through innovative design. Outside of academics, she spends most of her time with SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) trying to create a welcoming environment for all of her peers at Cal Poly. She considers herself an extrovert and a fairly social person, so she loves to meet and learn from the people around her.
Industrial Engineering - Statistics minor - 3.7
Micaela's pronouns are she/her/hers, and she is a 4th year Industrial Engineering student with minors in Ethnic Studies & Statistics. She found her sense of community at Cal Poly through her involvement with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), TEDxSanLuisObispo, Engineering Ambassadors, and Pilipino Cultural Exchange (PCE). As a leader and teammate, she has guided and contributed to multiple initiatives through her club involvement and at her internships at ServiceNow, Siemens, and Centrify to do what IE's do: tie efficiency with efficacy.
Karina is a Senior Industrial Engineering student from San Diego, CA with a minor in Actuarial Preparation. She loves spending time outdoors and with friends, playing golf, cooking, and being involved with several organizations such as IISE and EWB on campus. Professionally, she has had several internships in Business Analytics, Industrial Engineering, and Consulting and this summer she will be starting as a Consultant at Protiviti in Los Angeles.
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering - 3.79
Megan is an officer in GrowCrew and the Agricultural Engineering Society (AES). She works as the BRAE peer advisor for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences advising center. She interned at Jacobs Engineering the past two summers as a water engineer and her career goal is to be a wetland and watershed restoration engineer.
Software Engineering -3.3
After graduating in the Spring of 2021, Mahina will be joining Microsoft as a Technical Program Manager, and begin my journey to Seattle. She is really passionate about emerging ethical technologies and empowering women in the technical field. She is so honored to receive this nomination and is very excited to bring her 'learn by doing' experience to the industry.
Computer Science - 3.7
Richa Gadgil is a focused leader who has actively participated in the artificial intelligence and machine learning community on and off campus. She is the current president and co-founder of the Cal Poly Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence club, the first club on campus that allows students to work on relevant AI/ML projects and understand their implications. Within industry and research, Richa has interned at Apple and Project Jupyter, and is currently part of the first cohort of NSF-Funded Central Coast Data Science Research Fellows.
Manufacturing Engineering - 3.486
Karina Galvan loves combining her creative talents and technical skills with her passion for youth enrichment as a children’s book illustrator, athletic coach, and track & field official. You can tell her apart with her curly hair, bubbly personality, and lengthy discussions on packaging technology. When she’s not helping her grandma fix her TV (how is it always on the wrong source?!), you can find her sewing, playing video games, or trying to squeeze just one more year out of her 22 year-old car.
Janis is a General Engineering student from Palo Alto, CA concentrating in Health Care Technologies, a combination of mechanical engineering, data science, and biology. Throughout her time at Cal Poly her goal has been to apply what she learns in the classroom to improve the well-being of others which led her to be heavily involved with EMPOWER (formerly known as QL+), intern with medical device companies, and conduct neuroimaging research as an AMGEN scholar. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, surfing, rock climbing, and painting the beautiful landscapes around SLO.
Michelle Jakab is a fifth year Software Engineering major who discovered her love of programming halfway through her second year at Cal Poly. Since then, she switched into the SE major, become president of Cal Poly's chapter of CS + Social Good, and became a Student Software Developer at iFixit.
Jennifer has been involved with campus leadership activities such as Society of Women Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers while pursuing a Biomedical Engineering Master’s degree with a specialization in regenerative medicine. She has also served as the Cal Poly Bio-Imaging Research Lab Manager where she investigated the protective aspects of a lipid against UV associated DNA damage to human skin cells. After graduation, Jennifer aims to apply her project experience and leadership skills while working in the cell therapy industry.
Crystal Prima Lang
Electrical Engineering - 3.954
Crsystal is an electrical engineering student focusing in a variety of areas from firmware to analog electronics. While attending Cal Poly she has simultaneously expanded her knowledge through internships and four years of club work as part of Cal Poly Supermileage. She aims to contribute to a company in a full time position after she graduates, while continuing to learn.
Mechanical Engineering - 3.58
Samantha Low is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in HVAC&R, expected to graduate in Spring 2021. She has had internships with Mortenson Construction and Stantec Consulting, growing a love for sustainable design and building science research through these experiences. Samantha has served as an officer for the Society of Women Engineers for four years with a passion for bringing engineering outreach to students in underserved communities.
In studying Aerospace Engineering at Cal Poly, Claire has been provided many opportunities to expand on her learning including designing and building a 24-hour solar unmanned aerial vehicle. She has also held internships at NASA Ames Research Center and Maxar Technologies. She is excited to represent Cal Poly after college at Blue Origin, designing rockets and bringing astronauts back onto the moon.
Biomedical Engineering - 3.89 Undergrad - 4.0 Grad
Clare is currently a Biomedical Engineering Master’s student working on a thesis project developing a novel biomaterial characterization system. Her involvement at Cal Poly includes working as the student Lab Manager for the Tissue Engineering Research Lab, leading College of Engineering tours as an Engineering Ambassador, volunteering through SWE, working on QL+ engineering projects, and participating in several intramural sports. She has also gained valuable industry experience, completing a six-month Co-op at Edwards Lifesciences in the Critical Care department and an R&D internship at Medtronic working on minimally invasive technologies.
Electrical Engineering - 3.848
Neeka has a passion for engineering and a desire to make a positive difference in the technological world through her career and personal contributions. During her internship at Texas Instruments, she developed a method to analyze faults and generate accurate metrics for functional safety analysis. She plans to attend graduate school in the fall to pursue her passion for integrated circuit design and continue to grow as a dedicated engineer.
Environmental Engineering - 3.78
Clean water is a basic human right and in her future career Sydney plans to lead with that motto. She looks forward to serving both domestic and international communities as a civil servant as well as an advocate for equal access to safe and abundant water resources.
Kylan Stewart is a fifth-year Computer Science pursuing her master's degree focusing on CS Education and computing culture. She works in cybersecurity and has been involved in the computer security club giving educational talks on the subject since her first year at Cal Poly. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and being creative.
General Engineering - 3.9
Vanessa Wentworth is a 4th year General Engineering student pursuing a blended mechanical engineering and product design curriculum. She has been involved on campus with SWE, PROVE Lab, Engineering Ambassadors, academic research in the MATE department, and study abroad. Her previous internship experience at Abbott Laboratories and Cor Medical Ventures has inspired her to pursue a career in medical device design upon graduation.