The event provided the opportunity for female Cullen College students and engineering professionals to mingle and network, furthering WIE’s mission to establish a support system for female engineering students, faculty and alumnae.
The event featured keynote speaker Megan Robertson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and guest speaker Debora Rodrigues, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. The 2016 Houston Engineer of the Year, Nathelyne A. Kennedy, P.E, was also in attendance. Kennedy is the first woman to ever receive the title of Houston Engineer of the Year.
Petroleum engineering undergraduate Sarah Williamson, who was recently named the Cullen College’s outstanding senior, was honored with the Cynthia Oliver Coleman P.E. Women in Engineering Rising Star Award.
"I am so passionate about supporting UH Women in Engineering is because it enables me to give [to current students] what I wished I had received when I was a female engineering student," said Coleman.