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2017-08-18 / People

Amy Freeman to serve as president of Women in Engineering ProActive Network


Freeman Freeman UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Amy Freeman, assistant dean of engineering outreach and inclusion at Penn State, has been elected president of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN).

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, WEPAN is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1990 to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions.

“I am excited to contribute to an organization that is focused on positively enhancing the academic and professional culture of engineering,” said Freeman. “One of WEPAN’s long-term goals is to achieve 50 percent women in the profession by 2050. I look forward to working with our strong network of men and women across the nation to bring us closer to this benchmark.”

Freeman, who begins her one-year term as president on July 1, will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the WEPAN organization and board. WEPAN is the nation’s foremost network dedicated to advancing cultures of inclusion and diversity in engineering, both in higher education and the workplace.

Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Washington State University, and a master’s degree in architectural engineering and doctorate in workforce education and development from Penn State.

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