Aerojet Has Worked With SWE For More Than 25 Years
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has named Aerojet as the
2010 Sustaining Benefactor of the Year for SWE Region A, the
company announced Monday.
This prestigious award recognizes companies that provide
significant contributions to assist the SWE with career guidance,
outreach, diversity pursuits, and community goals, either through
generous funding or in-kind resource support. Aerojet's parent
company's philanthropic arm, the GenCorp Foundation, has provided
annual funding for Sacramento Valley's SWE scholarships since 2006,
allowing for youth to be exposed to engineering and inspiring them
to enter the technology and engineering work forces.
Aerojet's overall relationship with SWE exceeds 25 years in the
Sacramento area (Aerojet supports SWE at multiple sites
nationwide), and has been a consistently strong supporter of SWE's
most critical programs and goals. Aerojet also participates at the
national level through membership in the Heritage Club and with
annual recruiting at the National Conference Career Fair. This
assistance also helps promote the advancement of professional
engineers through funding development events and other SWE
leadership activities as well as rewarding the achievement of
engineers at all levels.
Region A encompasses the Northern California, Northern Nevada
and Hawaii SWE chapters. University chapters reside at UC Berkeley;
UC Davis; CSU, Chico; CSU, Fresno; CSU, Sacramento; University of
Hawai'i at Manoa; University of Nevada, Reno; University of the
Pacific; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University;
Santa Clara University; Stanford University; and Humboldt State
"We are honored to be recognized with this award," said Vice
President of Space and Launch Systems, Julie Van Kleeck. "Aerojet
is actively involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
(STEM) to help ensure that through our youth, the nation will
continue to be the leader in science and technology."