Gretchen Hein
WE20 Awards
Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
Gretchen Hein, Ph.D.
Michigan Technological University
ANNOUNCED: Thursday, November 5, 2020

CONGRATS Gretchen Hein, Ph.D.

For dedication to engineering education; for commendably serving as faculty advisor to Michigan Technological University’s SWE collegiate section; and for establishing the first SWENext in the Upper Peninsula.

Let's Celebrate This Recipient

    • Rachel – This is such an honor for me – and for our section. I know the section has been so excited, along with our alumnae.

  • Gretchen – Congratulations on your recognition as the Outstanding Faculty Advisor. Well deserved. Miss seeing you in NOLA.

  • Congratulations, Gretchen! Thanks for your excellent support of both the Michigan Tech section and SWENext!

    • Heather – Thanks. I have so many colleagues and friends in our section alumnae and through attending the societal conference.

    • Sam – Thanks! SWE-WI is such a large part of SWE for me. I am enjoying getting to know the SWE-WI members.

  • Congrats Gretchen on this well deserved recognition! Your students are so lucky to have a wonderful role model, mentor and teacher. SWE is lucky to have you as an advocate for women in STEM.

    • Jonna – I appreciate your comments. Quite honestly, I’m fortunate to get to work with a great group of women. They were the catalyst for me to become active in SWE and SWENext.

  • Outstanding, Gretchen, congratulations! I appreciate all that you do for SWE, MTU, and the aspiring collegiates.

  • Congratulations Gretchen! An award well deserved. I still remember what a great faculty advisor you were while I was at Michigan Tech. Way to go!

    • Samantha – You are such a memorable person to me. I am looking forward to visiting with you this week.

  • Gretchen, kudos for this recognition of your work in Michigan. Working with young people in college through the collegiate section and younger through SWENext is clearly fulfilling to you. Thank you.

  • Yeah Gretchen! It is so great to be recognized for what we knew all along. Too bad we cannot meet up in person this year. Best wishes for the rest of the year.

    • Gina – I am missing the whole SWE-WI crew and all the fun it is just to get with others too. And thanks.

  • Congratulations, Gretchen! So glad to see you recognized for all your work, over so many years, with the students.

    • Diane, You are one of my constant with SWE. I so enjoy talking with you over email, in WIA meetings and in person.

  • Congratulations Gretchen!! This is such a well deserved award. I know that you are an asset to your university and to SWE as a whole! We appreciate all the work that you do!

    • Keena – Ditto for you! I still remember meeting and talking with you years ago. You are such a great engineer and person. I loved seeing the posts of the night construction project.

  • Congratulations, Gretchen!! I appreciated your support for me and for our SWE section when I was at Michigan Tech, and it’s been great to reconnect every year at the SWE conference – virtually this year!

    • Kaitlyn – as always, you are such an important part of SWE for me. It was your involvement that motivated me to become active nationally.

  • Congratulations Gretchen! This is so well deserved. You are a true inspiration to the women of Michigan Tech, and throughout the Society.

    • Liz – thanks! I have always admired you and your drive and commitment. I truly missed you when you moved on to U of M

    • Emily, I am missing you this fall. I am so impressed with the work you do for SWE and the Student competitions.

  • CONGRATS! So excited to see you get this award, and so sad to not be able to congratulate you in person. I’ll be sure to next year! Keep doing all you do for SWE and the students at Michigan Tech.

    • Kelsey – Your welcome…. it’s easy to support SWE because of the great students. I had a great time hiking with them this fall.

  • Congratulations Gretchen! SWE has been such a strong organization at Michigan Tech and much of that is due to your dedication and support!

    • Katie, Thanks. I agree – the section is strong and the students keep it going. It’s great to hear from you. I’m really missing seeing everyone in person.

    • Heidi – thanks! Seeing all of the SWE-WI people is always fun for me. I’m planning to join virtually your Professional Day this spring.

  • Belated congratulations, Gretchen, and in addition to serving as an Advisor, thanks for your service to Women in Academia and the Research Advisory Committee!

  • >

    Thursday November 5, 2020

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
    • Outstanding Collegiate Member Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
    • Outstanding SWE Counselor Award
    • Spark Award
    • SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award

    Friday November 6, 2020

    • Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Emerging Leader Award
    • Fellow Grade
    • Global Leadership Award
    • Global Team Leadership Award
    • Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award Endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Work/Life Integration Award
    Awards Announced

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    • Advocating Women in Engineering Award
    • Mission (collegiate)
    • Multicultural Boeing Company (collegiate)
    • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    • Achievement Award
    • Mission (professional)
    • Multicultural Motorola Foundation (professional)
    • Prism Award
    • SWENext Global Innovator Award