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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.
Judy received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1965 and had graduate credits in business administration from Xavier University. Judy was married to Robert Simmons and had two children, Ann and Paul Simmons.
After she had her first child, Judy pioneered part-time technical work at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, maintaining her technical skills and volunteer involvement. While at P&G, she obtained patents for her work on automatic dishwashing detergent. Simmons also worked for Tencon Inc. of Milford, Ohio, as a project manager.
Judy, a Fellow and Life member of SWE, served on many levels within the Society. Her longest role was Region G Treasurer for 23 years. She also was on the SWE Board of Trustees from 2003-2007. As founding member of the South Ohio SWE Section, Judy served as section president and section representative. In 1977, Judy co-chaired the SWE National Convention in Cincinnati.
The scholarship is worth $1,500.