Society of Women Engineers honors alumna Holloway
Beth Holloway will receive the Fellow Grade Award from the Society of Women Engineers at the annual conference in October.
The Fellow Grade is an honor conferred on SWE members with at least 20 years of professional membership in recognition of significant and long-term service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession, its website says.
Holloway, assistant dean for diversity and engagement, will be honored for pivotal leadership that has expanded and strengthened SWE, enhanced the ability of Purdue’s College of Engineering to move the needle on gender equity and diversity, and advanced national advocacy for a more diverse engineering workforce. The annual conference is Oct. 20-22 in Houston.
“The Society of Women Engineers’ recognition of my efforts in supporting and coaching students on their journey to become engineers while also working on transforming the environment in engineering to become one that allows diverse students to thrive is deeply gratifying,” Holloway said. “I am honored to have been selected to receive the SWE Fellow Grade Award.”
Holloway, a Purdue alumna and Leah J. Jamieson Director of Women in Engineering, has been honored by SWE before. She received the 2012 SWE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. She currently serves as the advisor to the Purdue chapter of SWE.
As assistant dean, Holloway is responsible for the College’s access and success strategies, particularly for diverse students, scholarship strategy, retention of undergraduate students and undergraduate student data. She’s an advocate for research-informed approaches to engineering education equity, policy, student recruitment and retention efforts.
Holloway earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in engineering education at Purdue.