NCAA Woman of the Year, Jobs, STEM Involvement (October 2016)

Margaret G. Guo, MA B 2016, was selected on Sunday, October 16, as the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year. The award recognizes graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in athletics, academics, leadership, and community service. Guo is the first MIT student to receive this award. Guo graduated from MIT with dual degrees in electrical engineering & computer science and biological engineering.

She is currently working on her doctor of medicine and Ph.D. at Stanford University. She already has two patents related to the biotechnology field. Click here to read the news release and watch the video from the NCAA and here for the announcement from MIT.

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Here is a list of current job opportunities:

1. Mechanical Engineer at Formlabs in Somerville, Massachusetts
2. Bio-Med Specialist – Biomedical Engineering with New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina
3. Spacecraft Systems Engineer with Inmarsat Government in Reston, Virginia
4. Associate Engineer – Mechanical Hardware with Panasonic in Knoxville, Tennessee
5. Open Rank Faculty Mechanical Science & Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6. Senior Design Engineer with Xilinx in Saggart, Ireland
7. Student Intern/ Co-Op UX Design at Siemens in Knoxville, Tennessee
8. TO1 Senior Project Engineer with Raytheon in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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The Conversation US recently published an article by Carolyn C. Seepersad, Ph.D. (WV A ’96), on involving women and girls in engineering. Dr. Seepersad is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. One of her main proposals for action is “richer storytelling” of what engineers do.

Dr. Seepersad also highlights the importance of engaging the right audience (active with K-12 students) and keeping them involved (to improve retention).

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