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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) today announced Amy K. Poirier, performance engineer in splash/water ingestion ingestion /in·ges·tion/ (-chun) the taking of food, drugs, etc., into the body by mouth.
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2. for General Motors, recipient of the 2004 SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award for her dedication and leadership in the Society of Women Engineers, continued support of SWE student members, and contributions to the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide. .
During her 10-year career at GM, Poirier has held various assignments as a Senior Project Engineer in design, product assurance, quality, reliability, and vehicle validation. In August of 2004 she began her current assignment in the Vehicle Performance - Splash/Water Ingestion Group. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and validation of water, mud, snow, and gravel vehicle performance requirements on the 2005 -2008 Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Cobalt The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car introduced by Chevrolet in 2004 for the 2005 model year. The Cobalt replaced the Cavalier as Chevrolet's compact car. The Cobalt is intended to compete with compact cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. , Saturn Ion The Saturn ION was a compact car sold by the Saturn marque of American automaker General Motors. It used the GM Delta platform. The ION replaced the Saturn S-Series in 2003. As of 2006, the ION was the longest compact car sold in North America. , and Chevrolet Malibu Maxx.
"Whether in SWE or as a professional engineer at GM, Amy demonstrates leadership on a daily basis," says Vi Brown, president of the Society of Women Engineers. "Her commitment and dedication to the engineering profession is commendable."
Ms. Poirier has been a dedicated SWE member and leader at the student, section, region and national levels. Her membership in SWE began as freshmen in college in 1989, and she has since held numerous leadership positions within SWE including president of the Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University (abbr. Michigan Tech or MTU) is an American public university with a range of degree offerings. Michigan Tech's main campus is in Houghton, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula. (MTU (1) (Maximum Transmission Unit, Maximum Transfer Unit) The largest frame size that can be transmitted over the network. For example, an Ethernet MTU is 1,500 bytes. Messages longer than the MTU must be divided into smaller frames. ) student section, Region H student representative, Student Activities Committee (SAC) Region H Coordinator, Chair of SAC, Detroit Section Representative and Treasurer, and the 2002 SWE National Conference Student Awards and Activities Co-chair. Currently, she is a member of the Detroit Section Advisory Board, the SWE National Work-Life Balance Committee, the SWE Student Transition Team Task Force and the Michigan Tech University Relations Team. Poirier is the SWE representative to the General Motors Affinity Group for Women Leadership Team, the GM representative to the SWE Corporate Partnership Council, and also acts as the GM/SWE Key Organization Leader.
"Amy has been a constant presence for SWE and GM," says Patricia K. Poppe Poppe is a surname, and may refer to:
This page or section lists people with the surname Poppe. , staff member at GM's Lansing Grand River Assembly Lansing Grand River Assembly is a modern automobile factory in Lansing, Michigan. Opened in 2001 by General Motors, the 2,000,000 ft² plant produces vehicles on the company's Sigma platform. It is the main plant for Cadillac. Plant as well as key executive for SWE. "She has been our "key organization liaison for the past two years. This role requires that Amy coordinate all SWE activities within GM. She has done an excellent job involving more and more GM women each year."
Poirier is extremely involved with her church as a member of the early childhood ministry team, the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) leadership team, a leader of the preschool choir, an adult music team leader, nursery volunteer, and service projects volunteer.
Poirier earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1994 and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, at Troy, N.Y.; coeducational; founded and opened 1824 as Rensselaer School; chartered 1826. It was called Rensselaer Institute from 1837 to 1861. in 1998. She takes professional development classes annually through General Motors University.
The Distinguished New Engineer Award will be formally presented Friday night, October 15 at the Society of Women Engineers' National Conference Awards Banquet in Milwaukee, Wis. The National Conference, "Engineers Leading Change," is being held at Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines Center The Midwest Airlines Center (formerly Midwest Express Center) is a convention and exhibition center located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The center is part of a greater complex of buildings which includes the U.S. on October 14-16. The more than 3,000 attendees include professionals from every discipline of the engineering profession and a large number of engineering students and educators. The 2005 Conference is scheduled for November 3-5, in Anaheim, Calif.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit www.swe.org or call (312) 596-5223.