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SWE hosts Ellen Iobst ‘81

The student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently sponsored an address by Ellen Iobst ’81, senior vice president of Sunny Delight Beverages Co. Iobst, who earned a B.S. in chemical engineering, said women have contributed to the engineering professions in two significant ways -- by seeking consensus leadership and by viewing challenges in holistic ways. She made her remarks to an audience of students, faculty, engineering alumnae and industry representatives at SWE’s annual dinner April 11 in the University Center. Iobst, whose father, grandfather and brother are Lehigh engineering alumni and whose son is currently an industrial engineering major, said it is the responsibility of today’s women engineers to improve the field for future generations.

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