USU Engineering Alumna Honored by Society of Women Engineers
News Release — Nov. 29, 2018 — Utah State University mechanical engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore was honored Oct. 20 at an annual conference for the Society of Women Engineers.
Moore was one of 10 young engineers to receive the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, Distinguished New Engineer Award. She received the accolade at a closing banquet at SWE’s annual conference and expo in Minneapolis, Minn.
Moore graduated from USU with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2009. Today she’s the Mechanical Department Manager and a mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation at Hill Air Force Base. SWE officials said Moore was chosen for the award for her dedication to the future of engineering through technical leadership in the workplace; her commitment to SWE’s mission; and for working to increase female representation in the profession.
Moore, a working mother, manages a group of 125 mechanical engineers in Utah and Southern California. She and her team specialize in missile systems.
“I’m excited to receive this award and be honored with nine other amazing women within the first 10 years of our careers,” said Moore.
According to a press release, SWE awards are meant to honor innovators and leaders in their local communities, the STEM community and the future generation of STEM. SWE award recipients include professionals and collegiates from influential businesses, corporations and universities across the globe who play an integral role in the support and advancement of women in engineering.
“The men and women recognized today have broken boundaries in their careers and personal lives,” said Penny Wirsing, president of SWE. “They are leaders paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe.”