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- tuition fee reduction
For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Their organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Gary Stegeman was born July 3, 1940 and passed away February 5, 2021 after a long career in the field of water and wastewater engineering. Gary’s expertise was in the planning, design, construction and management of large engineering projects. In the early 1960’s, he worked two summers on the Alaska Highway as a surveyor to augment his finances to attend college, so Gary was well aware of the struggles students have in funding their studies.
Gary attended the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where he graduated in 1965 with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.
Gary served as the Texas Water Group Division Manager for Earth Tec, heading up engineering offices in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. He also served as the Senior Engineer for numerous intricate Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District projects and served as the Design Manager for its major wastewater treatment plant expansion. He was the Program Manager for the Clean Water Program in Austin, TX, which was an all encompassing major project.
Following 30 years of experience with Earth Tech, Gary joined CAS Consulting Services in 2006, where he served as a Vice President and was responsible for all civil engineering services. His final retirement occurred in 2013 (after 3 tries).
The scholarship is worth $4,000.