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Nebraska Engineering alumna McMullen-Gunn wins SWE’s national “Distinguished New Engineer” Award

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) announced 52 award winners at its 2011 national conference, October 13-15 in Chicago. Nebraska’s Angel McMullen-Gunn, who earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2003) and her MEng (2007) at UNL, was one of five winners nationwide for SWE’s 2011 Distinguished New Engineer Award.

McMullen-Gunn is a manufacturing business manager and senior mechanical engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand, an aerospace mechanical operations facility, in York, Neb. She and her husband, Darrin, live in Seward with their young son, Lucian.

McMullen-Gunn was cited for her career achievements spanning several engineering realms and her significant involvement in SWE as an officer and role model. The Distinguished New Engineer Award honors women engineers who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in SWE and other professional organizations and the community, in the first 10 years of their careers.

“This year’s award recipients all positively influence women engineers and technologists, inspire the next generation, and help multiply the momentum within SWE and their own communities,” said SWE President Melissa Tata. “SWE is proud to honor these individuals who have reached momentous achievements and continually exhibit how to achieve success on their own terms.” 

SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization and is a driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information on the Nebraska SWE Section visit

Angel McMullen-Gunn '03 '07 received SWE's 2011 Distinguished New Engineer Award at national conference

Angel McMullen-Gunn (left) was presented the 2011 SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award by SWE President Melissa Tata (right), on Oct. 14 during WE11: the society’s annual conference in Chicago.

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