ENGINEERING NEWS

Alumna Receives National SWE Award

Emily E. Hoffman named SWE Outstanding Collegiate Member

Northwestern Engineering alumna Emily E. Hoffman has received the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The award honors Hoffman’s outstanding contributions to SWE, the University, and the engineering community during her time as a Northwestern PhD student.

She will officially accept the award on October 27, 2017 at SWE’s annual conference in Austin, Texas.

Emily E. HoffmanWhile at Northwestern, Hoffman co-founded the University’s graduate SWE chapter and then served as GradSWE’s graduate programming coordinator. She graduated from Northwestern in March 2017 and now works as a life sciences consulting associate at Charles River Associates in New York City.

“SWE made a huge impact on my professional development during graduate school,” said Hoffman, who studied materials science and engineering and conducted research in Professor Laurence Marks’s laboratory. “My SWE friends were a great support system to me during my PhD program.”

The award recognizes Hoffman’s continuing dedication to SWE’s mission.

“Emily and our other collegiate members have made a tremendous impact on the Society as well as on their campuses,” said SWE president Jonna Gerken. “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.”