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WChE 3rd Annual Fall Industry Panel

January 10, 2019

panelists and moderators

Women in Chemical Engineering (WChE), founded in January 2016 by UW ChemE professor Elizabeth Nance with several graduate and undergraduate students, hosted its 3rd Annual Fall Industry Panel on November 8, 2018. The event focused on facilitating prospective and current chemical engineering students’ understanding of career paths in a variety of fields.

Fourteen panelists from a wide range of companies provided advice and insights into tech, energy, biopharma, and data science careers, and discussed B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree paths toward industry. The event featured two keynote speakers — Marvi Matos of Blue Origin and Andy Walker of Jewel Biotherapeutics — who regaled the more than 200 attendees with stories and lessons learned throughout their dynamic careers. The evening also had multiple refreshment breaks, dinner and a happy hour to facilitate networking amongst attendees and panelists.

Corporate, individual and organizational sponsors contributed a total of more than $8,000 to the event. WChE and the Industry Panel Planning Committee, chaired by junior Bri Stokes, are thankful for the support of volunteers, panelists, sponsors and attendees, and are excited to see what is in store for the 4th Annual Fall Industry Panel in November 2019!

For more information about WChE and the Industry Panel, visit If you or your organization would like to sponsor or be involved in next year’s panel, please contact WChE faculty adviser Elizabeth Nance at

Above: Panelists with undergraduate and graduate student moderators