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Following more than 13 years in industry, Alicia M. Morgan embarked on a path in the nonprofit sector, applying her professional and educational experiences in this new environment. She is currently the STEM 2.0 insight project researcher for the office of strategic initiatives at the Dallas County Community College District, which provides a web portal for STEM education and resources for middle through high school students.
Morgan graduated from Tuskegee University with a B.S. in aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering, and holds a master’s in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University. Throughout her career, youth outreach has been her priority. A dedicated volunteer for the Dallas SWE Section, she is active in outreach and programs. She served as advisory board chair for the Academies of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. As a program leader at Heart House, a nonprofit that provides safety, education, and opportunity to refugee and underserved children, she facilitated STEM learning centers for K-8 grade students. Morgan received the 2016 K-12 Promotion of Education Award at the Women of Color STEM conference.
Who Are the Women Engineers We Should Know?
Quite often, those who are behind the scenes and out of the limelight make real change in the workplace and in our communities. It is our intention to recognize such women and make their efforts better known in our SWE Magazine series “Women Engineers You Should Know.”
Casting a wide net, SWE Magazine staff and editorial board members seek contemporary women whose lives have embodied the Society’s mission to: “Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force for improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.”
Through a variety of means, including fielding suggestions and conducting archival research, we will examine the stories of many women who have made a difference in these critical areas. Determining a final list is a daunting challenge, and our selections are in no way meant to be definitive. While some names you may recognize, many are not recognizable to most people. From a variety of perspectives, in different environments and moments in time, these women represent “ordinary” when doing “extraordinary” things. In saluting them, we are saluting all the women, known and unknown, past and present, who have advanced our mission.
Nominate women engineers to know for our next article. The deadline for submission of names is December 15, 2017. Submit nominations here.
With each submission, please include the following.
- Nominee info: name, why her, links supporting your nomination, areas of expertise, where is she located
- Nominator info: name, email, how you know the nominee
Thanks for your help, and look for the Spring 2018 issue of SWE Magazine.