Holloway receives SWE outstanding advisor award

Beth Holloway
Beth Holloway
Elizabeth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program, has been chosen to receive the Society of Women Engineers' Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

The award "celebrates an outstanding contribution by a SWE advisor to a SWE collegiate section." One such award is given by SWE annually. SWE identifies ideal candidates for the award as faculty advisors who have spent at least three years actively mentoring a collegiate section and linking the students they mentor to the rest of their institution.

Holloway, who has been the director of the Women in Engineering Program since 2001, received a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue and worked as a research and development engineer for Cummins, Inc. for nine  years. In addition to directing the Women in Engineering Program, Beth serves as Purdue's SWE advisor.  She is a past president of WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) and was on its board of directors from 2005-'08.  She has been a faculty fellow at Earhart Residence Hall, and was on the board of directors of the Engineering Alumni Association from 2006-'09.  She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Education.

Holloway will receive her award at the Celebrate SWE! Banquet in Houston, Texas this November.