I know many of you fabulous SWE-SJSU SWEesters already, but for those that I have not yet had the pleasure to meet, my name is Melinda Mendolla and I am a past president of SWE-SJSU. At SJSU I participated in many student organizations such as AIChE, IEEE, ISPE, SOLES and MEP. As a Women in Engineering Scholarship (Applied Materials) recipient I volunteered for countless graduations and CoE Open House or Admitted Spartan Day events. I was also a GTI or Global Technology Initiative Scholar (2011) and Summer Service Learning Program Scholar SSLP (2011).
I am super excited to be SWE-SJSU’s Counselor for FY15! I promise to be present, available, and to provide input when needed for SWE-SJSU. I will always help to guide you in the direction that you want to go in.
As a chemical engineer, I have had many classes taught by current faculty adviser, Dr. Melanie McNeil thus having the opportunity to work with her and build a great relationship with her. I will continue to work with Dr. McNeil to ensure the success and the growth of SWE & Women in Engineering at SJSU!
Let’s continue to bring success to SWE-SJSU together! I have listed my background information and SWE qualifications below for your reference. Please feel free to ask me about anything I have listed!
- Graduated from SJSU in May 2012, BS Chemical Engineering
- RISE Student at SJSU; worked for Dr. Daryl K. Eggers
- Currently work at Intel, Santa Clara in a Materials Analytical lab
SWE Positions held:
- RCR FY12
- President – FY10, FY11, part of FY12
- Evening with SWE Decorations Committee FY09
- Wow! That’s Engineering Team Lead FY09
SWE the Society
- RCR/RCCE Coordinator Elect – FY13
- RCR/RCCE Coordinator – FY14
SWE-SCV (Santa Clara Valley Professional Section)
- Wow! That’s Engineering Chair – FY13
Societal Conferences Attended:
- WE09 – Long Beach
- WE11 – Chicago
- FY12 – Collegiate Leadership Forum CLF/SWE Board of Directors BOD Installation
- WE12 – Houston
- FY13 – CLF/SWE BOD Installation
- Will attend WE13 – Baltimore, Maryland!
- Will attend FY14 – CLF/SWE BOD Installation where I will be training our region leaders!
Region A Conferences attended:
- FY09 – Santa Clara University
- FY11 – Stanford University
- FY12 – Santa Clara University
- FY12 Leadership Summit hosted by CLCC and UC Berkeley
- FY13 Leadership Summit hosted by CLCC and Santa Clara University