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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.
Mary was born in East Hartford, CT and secondary schools there and then graduated from St Joseph College, Hartford with a BA in Mathematics in 1939.
She started her career as a teacher in the Harford school system and then joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a computer assistant in 1945. By 1955 Mary was a Senior Systems Engineer in Sound involved in measurement and analysis of aircraft engine noise. Over her long career Mary worked on aircraft jet engine performance, quality assurance, performance of military engines and many other aspects of aircraft engine manufacturing. Mary retired from Pratt & Whitney in 1983 after a long outstanding career.
Mary was an early member of SWE – joining in 1955, becoming a Senior Member in 1963 and a Fellow in 1994. She served many positions in the Hartford Section, was National Bylaws Chair for many years, served a Director on the SWE Executive Committee from 1961-63 and then served as Co-chair of SWE National Conventions in Hartford in 1970 and 1986. She provided distinguished service on the SWE Board of Trustees from 1961-1988, serving as Treasurer 1980-88.
The scholarship is worth $6,750.