A Running Start

October 18, 2019

MAE Alumna Sees Early Career Success

News Release — Oct. 18, 2019 — Mechanical and aerospace engineering alumna Amy Jo Moore is making strides at every turn in her career.

Alumni Profile:
Amy Jo Moore
BS – Utah State University, Mechanical Engineering ’09
MS – Ohio University, Engineering Management ’13

Last October she was honored by the Society of Women Engineers, and earlier this year she was the featured speaker at USU’s 30th annual Engineering State summer camp.

Amy Jo Moore

Amy Jo Moore is paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe

Moore was one of 10 young engineers to receive the Society of Women Engineers Distinguished New Engineer Award. She received the accolade at a closing banquet at the group’s annual conference and expo in Minneapolis.

Moore graduated from USU with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2009 and earned a master’s in engineering management from Ohio University in 2013. 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.

SWE president Penny Wirsing says innovative young leaders like Moore play an important 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.”


Writer: Matt Jensen, 435-797-8170, matthew.jensen@usu.edu