Society of Women Engineers OK’s Only Community College Chapter at LCCC

When Ramona Anand earned her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from J. N. V. University in India in 2001, she was the only female in her class. When she joined Lorain County Community College as adjunct faculty in 2007 the scene was similar. Now, as Project Manager for the college’s National Center of Welding Education & Training, Ramona is changing that.

After winning a grant from the LCCC Foundation and a sponsorship from the University of Akron, Ramona has successfully completed an application to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to establish a Collegiate Interest Group at LCCC – the first and only SWE chapter at a community college. SWE, which was formed in 1950, strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. It’s become one of the most well-known and respected organizations for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"A lot of community colleges have applied to SWE, but the requirements for membership are very stringent," she said. "LCCC and its nationally-significant engineering division met those requisites and now we’re able to offer a tremendous opportunity to our students."

Membership is free for the first year to students in the Engineering Technologies and Science and Mathematics divisions and provides access to scholarship opportunities, educational programs, career assistance, and mentorship. LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group has six members so far and Anand will be helping to initiate key SWE activities while encouraging student members to assume leadership roles within the group.

"So few women are enrolling in this field on our campus and I know from experience we’re not alone in this trend. With this Collegiate Interest Group, we can increase our recruitment, enrollment, retention and visibility of female students in all STEM fields," said Anand, who is currently working on a master’s degree in Post Secondary Technical Teaching from The University of Akron.

For more information on how to become a member of LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group, contact Anand at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4930.

{mosimage}When Ramona Anand earned her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from J. N. V. University in India in 2001, she was the only female in her class. When she joined Lorain County Community College as adjunct faculty in 2007 the scene was similar. Now, as Project Manager for the college’s National Center of Welding Education & Training, Ramona is changing that.

After winning a grant from the LCCC Foundation and a sponsorship from the University of Akron, Ramona has successfully completed an application to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to establish a Collegiate Interest Group at LCCC – the first and only SWE chapter at a community college. SWE, which was formed in 1950, strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. It’s become one of the most well-known and respected organizations for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"A lot of community colleges have applied to SWE, but the requirements for membership are very stringent," she said. "LCCC and its nationally-significant engineering division met those requisites and now we’re able to offer a tremendous opportunity to our students."

Membership is free for the first year to students in the Engineering Technologies and Science and Mathematics divisions and provides access to scholarship opportunities, educational programs, career assistance, and mentorship. LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group has six members so far and Anand will be helping to initiate key SWE activities while encouraging student members to assume leadership roles within the group.

"So few women are enrolling in this field on our campus and I know from experience we’re not alone in this trend. With this Collegiate Interest Group, we can increase our recruitment, enrollment, retention and visibility of female students in all STEM fields," said Anand, who is currently working on a master’s degree in Post Secondary Technical Teaching from The University of Akron.

For more information on how to become a member of LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group, contact Anand at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4930.

Society of Women Engineers OK’s Only Community College Chapter at LCCC

When Ramona Anand earned her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from J. N. V. University in India in 2001, she was the only female in her class. When she joined Lorain County Community College as adjunct faculty in 2007 the scene was similar. Now, as Project Manager for the college’s National Center of Welding Education & Training, Ramona is changing that.

After winning a grant from the LCCC Foundation and a sponsorship from the University of Akron, Ramona has successfully completed an application to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to establish a Collegiate Interest Group at LCCC – the first and only SWE chapter at a community college. SWE, which was formed in 1950, strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. It’s become one of the most well-known and respected organizations for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"A lot of community colleges have applied to SWE, but the requirements for membership are very stringent," she said. "LCCC and its nationally-significant engineering division met those requisites and now we’re able to offer a tremendous opportunity to our students."

Membership is free for the first year to students in the Engineering Technologies and Science and Mathematics divisions and provides access to scholarship opportunities, educational programs, career assistance, and mentorship. LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group has six members so far and Anand will be helping to initiate key SWE activities while encouraging student members to assume leadership roles within the group.

"So few women are enrolling in this field on our campus and I know from experience we’re not alone in this trend. With this Collegiate Interest Group, we can increase our recruitment, enrollment, retention and visibility of female students in all STEM fields," said Anand, who is currently working on a master’s degree in Post Secondary Technical Teaching from The University of Akron.

For more information on how to become a member of LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group, contact Anand at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4930.

{mosimage}When Ramona Anand earned her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from J. N. V. University in India in 2001, she was the only female in her class. When she joined Lorain County Community College as adjunct faculty in 2007 the scene was similar. Now, as Project Manager for the college’s National Center of Welding Education & Training, Ramona is changing that.

After winning a grant from the LCCC Foundation and a sponsorship from the University of Akron, Ramona has successfully completed an application to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to establish a Collegiate Interest Group at LCCC – the first and only SWE chapter at a community college. SWE, which was formed in 1950, strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. It’s become one of the most well-known and respected organizations for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"A lot of community colleges have applied to SWE, but the requirements for membership are very stringent," she said. "LCCC and its nationally-significant engineering division met those requisites and now we’re able to offer a tremendous opportunity to our students."

Membership is free for the first year to students in the Engineering Technologies and Science and Mathematics divisions and provides access to scholarship opportunities, educational programs, career assistance, and mentorship. LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group has six members so far and Anand will be helping to initiate key SWE activities while encouraging student members to assume leadership roles within the group.

"So few women are enrolling in this field on our campus and I know from experience we’re not alone in this trend. With this Collegiate Interest Group, we can increase our recruitment, enrollment, retention and visibility of female students in all STEM fields," said Anand, who is currently working on a master’s degree in Post Secondary Technical Teaching from The University of Akron.

For more information on how to become a member of LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group, contact Anand at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4930.

Society of Women Engineers OK’s Only Community College Chapter at LCCC

When Ramona Anand earned her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from J. N. V. University in India in 2001, she was the only female in her class. When she joined Lorain County Community College as adjunct faculty in 2007 the scene was similar. Now, as Project Manager for the college’s National Center of Welding Education & Training, Ramona is changing that.

After winning a grant from the LCCC Foundation and a sponsorship from the University of Akron, Ramona has successfully completed an application to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to establish a Collegiate Interest Group at LCCC – the first and only SWE chapter at a community college. SWE, which was formed in 1950, strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. It’s become one of the most well-known and respected organizations for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"A lot of community colleges have applied to SWE, but the requirements for membership are very stringent," she said. "LCCC and its nationally-significant engineering division met those requisites and now we’re able to offer a tremendous opportunity to our students."

Membership is free for the first year to students in the Engineering Technologies and Science and Mathematics divisions and provides access to scholarship opportunities, educational programs, career assistance, and mentorship. LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group has six members so far and Anand will be helping to initiate key SWE activities while encouraging student members to assume leadership roles within the group.

"So few women are enrolling in this field on our campus and I know from experience we’re not alone in this trend. With this Collegiate Interest Group, we can increase our recruitment, enrollment, retention and visibility of female students in all STEM fields," said Anand, who is currently working on a master’s degree in Post Secondary Technical Teaching from The University of Akron.

For more information on how to become a member of LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group, contact Anand at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4930.

{mosimage}When Ramona Anand earned her master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from J. N. V. University in India in 2001, she was the only female in her class. When she joined Lorain County Community College as adjunct faculty in 2007 the scene was similar. Now, as Project Manager for the college’s National Center of Welding Education & Training, Ramona is changing that.

After winning a grant from the LCCC Foundation and a sponsorship from the University of Akron, Ramona has successfully completed an application to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to establish a Collegiate Interest Group at LCCC – the first and only SWE chapter at a community college. SWE, which was formed in 1950, strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. It’s become one of the most well-known and respected organizations for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

"A lot of community colleges have applied to SWE, but the requirements for membership are very stringent," she said. "LCCC and its nationally-significant engineering division met those requisites and now we’re able to offer a tremendous opportunity to our students."

Membership is free for the first year to students in the Engineering Technologies and Science and Mathematics divisions and provides access to scholarship opportunities, educational programs, career assistance, and mentorship. LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group has six members so far and Anand will be helping to initiate key SWE activities while encouraging student members to assume leadership roles within the group.

"So few women are enrolling in this field on our campus and I know from experience we’re not alone in this trend. With this Collegiate Interest Group, we can increase our recruitment, enrollment, retention and visibility of female students in all STEM fields," said Anand, who is currently working on a master’s degree in Post Secondary Technical Teaching from The University of Akron.

For more information on how to become a member of LCCC’s Collegiate Interest Group, contact Anand at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call (440) 366-4930.

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