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Society of Women Engineers recognizes four Pitt engineering students with scholarships and Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

PITTSBURGH (November 3, 2015) - The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recognized four students from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering at its annual conference, WE15, in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 23, 2015 during the formal awards banquet.  Dhanalakshmi (Dhanu) Thiyagarajan BioE '15 was honored for her impact on the Society as well as the engineering community with the SWE Outstanding Collegiate Member award.

The award also recognizes Dhanu's continuing dedication to SWE's mission - "striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example, and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background."

Additionally, mechanical engineering junior Mahalia Bradford won the Bayer Scholarship; civil and environmental engineering senior Rebecca Glucksman captured the Bechtel Corporation Scholarship; and chemical and petroleum engineering senior Julie Fornaciari received the Cummins Scholarship.

"Pitt's student awardees and our other collegiate members have had a tremendous impact on the Society and as well as their campuses," said Colleen Layman, president of SWE. "Involvement in SWE from the collegiate level is so important to driving home our mission to change the perception of careers in engineering and inspire more women to reach their full potential in the field."

(Photo: Dhanu Thiyagarajan)

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Paul Kovach, 11/3/2015

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