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For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Paula Stenzler, D. Eng was Senior Director of Engineering and Safety of the Creative Division of Universal Orlando Parks and Resort and she managed a team of mechanical, electrical and controls engineers for ride systems development. She joined Universal in 1994 as a Mechanical Engineer chartered to re-engineer mechanical ride systems for Universal’s sustainability effort. During her 25-year tenure with the company, Dr. Stenzler managed numerous redesign efforts at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
She earned a Doctorate of Engineering degree in Systems Engineering from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Science degree in Management from New England College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Dr. Stenzler had a life-long career relationship with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She held various national leadership roles with SWE focusing on initiatives to ensure that private sector, public sector, government, academic institutions and small business were prepared and committed to grow, educate, train and retain the best and innovative diverse talent across all fields of engineering.
The scholarship is worth $2,250.