Women's History Month (March)

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From its beginnings in 1981 to designate March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week” to 1987, when Congress designated March as Women’s History Month, now annual proclamations (since 1995) from U.S. presidents continue to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in the United States over the course of American history. MORE

In the College of Engineering, all are welcome. To better share the stories of how our faculty, staff, students and alumni are diverse in their many varying forms, we are celebrating various heritage and other nationally recognized months. This recognition will include stories about those in our greater engineering community, as well as sharing events and other opportunities.

Featured Stories

A picture of Aspen in a wedding dress holding an image of her grandfather who greatly impacted her life and who she is.
Q&A with Aspen Schoenrock-Hockersmith
Student, Biomedical & Environmental Engineering
“Don’t let doubt stop you from chasing your goals.”

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Sadie Khalil in her UNO softball uniform
Q&A with Sadie Khalil
Student, Civil Engineering
“I am proud to be apart of the Multicultural Engineering Program where I get to interact with other diverse engineering students that have the same aspirations that I do.”

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Family photo with Brittany, Jarrett and Nate Ramsey
Q&A with Brittany Duncan
Associate Professor, School of Computing
“Any student wanting to pursue computing or engineering as a career should know that they belong.”

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Tessa Yackley
Meet a Husker: Tessa Yackley
Civil Engineering Major
“I want to show future generations that just because you look a certain way in no way determines how successful you will be, it in no way changes how much of an impact you will have on a project, and it in no way makes your ideas lesser than the majority sitting around you.”

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Noha Algahimi
Meet a Husker: Noha Algahimi
Chemical Engineering Major
“UNL has an incredibly welcoming and diverse STEM community, especially within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, so during my time here I’ve been fortunate enough to feel like I belong.”

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Shannon Bartelt-Hunt
Q&A with Shannon Bartelt-Hunt
Donald R. Voelte, Jr. and Nancy A. Keegan Chair of Engineering and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
“I think engineering is a wonderful career. The most important attributes for being an engineer are being creative, a good communicator and being curious. It's not important to be at the top of your math and science classes. Be inquisitive and ask a lot of questions about how and why things work!”

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Courtney Keiser in the lab doing what she loves most!
Q&A with Courtney Keiser
Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Ph.D., Materials Engineering
“Find a group of people that will support you professionally and personally. You are not on this journey alone, and these people will be your reminder that you are smart and capable of anything put in your way.”

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Sussan Moussavi at the UNL Spring Research Fair
Q&A with Sussan Moussavi
PhD Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
“I try to constantly promote women in engineering by attending different events like "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" and the "Women in Science Conference." My mom (an Environmental Engineer) continues to serve as a great role model for me, and I strive to do the same for other women in the field.”

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