For those who attended Celebrate SWE! at We12, you may remember hearing about a new one time scholarship in honor of Betty’s service to SWE. Information is below on how to donate:
When Betty Shanahan was hired as the Society’s Executive Director and CEO in 2002 she became SWE’s first engineer to serve in that role. In her 10 years of service (the longest tenure of any Executive Director), she has led the Society with passion and determination, and the Society has benefited. Today, SWE boasts over 20,000 members, has become the voice on public policy issues that impact the advancement of women in engineering, including STEM education, and the annual conference has grown from 2,000 attendees to over 6,000! In addition, Betty has increased the headquarters staff and established a gold standard for professional development for women in engineering and technology. In recognition of Betty’s outstanding accomplishments, the Society has created a one-time-only Graduate Student scholarship in her name, to be awarded in FY14. Donations may be set to SWE headquarters or submitted online. Please indicate that your donation is for the Betty Shanahan Scholarship. Checks should be made payable to Society of Women Engineers (SWE).