September 18, 2017

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Olga Stewart Elected President to the SWE Greatland Chapter for FY2018

Olga Stewart (Alaska) was recently elected President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Greatland chapter for 2018.

This chapter covers all of Alaska, with the majority of participating members residing in Anchorage. Olga will coordinate social and technical events for members, outreach to K-12 girls, scholarships for aspiring women engineers, and collaboration with other professional groups.

Olga is an environmental engineer with more than nine years of experience as an environmental consultant helping clients manage contaminated sites. She has worked as a project manager, project engineer, and field team lead with experience in site investigation and remediation, spill prevention and response, and environmental compliance. Olga is dedicated to propelling contaminated sites to closure by collaborating with stakeholders, comprehensively characterizing sites, and sizing remedial goals to the future needs of her clients. During her career, she has assisted clients using advanced digital tools for collection and processing data, providing data to key stakeholders, and using spatial data to conduct accurate analysis of subsurface contamination.

The Greatland Section is the only professional section in Alaska so their members are spread throughout Alaska. They are a member section within Region J, which also includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. They are a group of women professionals who first officially came together in 1989. About once a month, they meet to network, learn, complete society business, grow professionally, and support each other. They provide engineering services for state, federal, and local governments, A/E design firms, and industry, including oil and gas.

The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational service organization of both professional engineers and engineering students dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession. It originated when small groups of women engineers and women engineering students began meeting independently in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Nearly 50 women from these groups came together on May 27, 1950 in New Jersey at Green Engineering Camp of the Cooper Union and formed the Society of Women Engineers.

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