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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.
Ellen Hippeli was born October 18, 1922 in Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated from high school in Bristal, Connecticut in 1939. She attended the Teacher’s College of Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in 1943. During the summers, she worked as a Girl Scouts leader at camps around the country.
Shortly after receiving a Master of Education degree from Hillyer College in 1952, Ellen left her teaching career to join the United States Air Force. After completing basic training, Ellen was sent to the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In 1955, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in physics, specializing in nuclear engineering effects. She graduated from the Squadron Officer School in 1956.
Ellen joined SWE in 1965 and was named a SWE Fellow in 1998. She was a founding member of the Central New Mexico Section. Ellen was actively involved in the section’s outreach activities to young women.
The scholarship is worth $1,250.