Women engineers make real change in the workplace and in our communities. We honor them in our SWE Magazine series “Women Engineers You Should Know.”
Rodriguez was recognized for groundbreaking research in mission-critical spaceflight materials; for advancing SWE’s scholarship initiatives; and for inspiring young people — especially women and girls — to pursue engineering.
Cecília de Castro Breda was recognized for boundless energy in support of women engineers in Brazil and the United States; and for forging international connections among women in STEM.
Castro has been recognized for inspirational leadership in global inclusion — especially for Hispanic and underrepresented women; for cutting-edge technical learning expertise; and for guiding countless women to success in the STEM workplace.
Engineering ranks high in sexual harassment, and in continual and cumulative incivilities against women. A new report aims to change these power structures, suggesting that higher-education institutions’ funding be tied to disclosures and punishment of harassers.
A recent report ranks “engineer” as one of the most common work-from-home job titles, and flexible work arrangements for on-site employees have increased dramatically.