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Molly Skinner Receives SWE Outstanding Collegiate Member Award

The Society of Women Engineers Recognizes University of South Florida Engineering Student Molly Skinner, Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, Accepts Outstanding Collegiate Member Award.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has recognized Molly Skinner, Graduate Research Assistant for the department of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), for her impact on the Society as well as the engineering community with the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award. Skinner will accept the award at SWE’s annual conference, WE21, which will be held from Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Molly Skinner

The Outstanding Collegiate Member Award recognizes Skinner for her outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and her campus. She was recognized for her years of dedicated service to SWE including development of programs to promote success among undergraduate and graduate students, mentorship of girls of all ages in STEM, and service to the engineering community. This award celebrates Skinner as a leader, innovator, and inspiration.

“SWE has afforded me opportunities in leadership, networking, mentorship, and even life-long friendships,” said Skinner. “I strive to offer those opportunities to the next generation of engineers. I hope to have a long and successful career in engineering and I want my work to be continued by intelligent, passionate, and empowered women.”

The award also recognizes Skinner’s continuing dedication to SWE’s mission – striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example, and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background.

“The men and women recognized have lived and learned through significant contributions to the engineering community, and they continue to lead in their careers and personal lives,” said Rachel Morford, president of SWE. “They are leaders paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe.”

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About SWE 
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit or call 312.596.5223.