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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.
Nicole Woon was born in Santa Monica, CA. She attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, as a student in the interdisciplinary coordinated dual degree Jerome Fisher Management & Technology Program. She graduated in 2014 with an M.S.E. (mechanical engineering) and two B.S.E.s (bioengineering, management – entrepreneurship and innovation).
Her dad David and mom Alice encouraged her to embrace STEAM disciplines from an early edge, whether it was attending her engineer dad’s “Take Your Kid to Work Day” at The Aerospace Corporation in 3rd grade, visiting museums around the United States to learn about technology, or working on experiments for school science fairs. She gravitated towards engineering after participating in UCLA Engineering’s high school summer research program, getting paired with a professor and other researchers at the Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology (CASIT).
Nicole is an active SWE life member. Her SWE involvement began with the University of Pennsylvania collegiate section in 2010, where she held various leadership positions including section president. Since then, she’s held a variety of local, region, and society roles.
Nicole’s passion for improving work culture inspired her involvement in initiatives that attract and retain talent, accelerate career growth, and build relationships. She fostered member engagement as the Membership Co-Chair for Women of WDG (Windows and Devices Group) and Connected Women’s Groups.
The scholarship is worth $1,250.