Originally from Saint Maries, a rural town in northern Idaho, Megan Beck currently works as an Integration Engineer at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon where she collaborates with a team of engineers to develop and implement strategies for the next generation of microprocessors. She joined Intel in March 2020 after completing a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University focused on fabrication techniques and device architectures for atomically-thin materials.
Megan has been involved in the Society of Women Engineers since she was an undergraduate student, has served in both local and Society-level leadership positions, and was selected as Outstanding Collegiate Member at WE19. While at Northwestern, Megan was instrumental in leading and establishing Northwestern’s GradSWE group as the community for graduate women in STEM, substantially growing the group’s acclaim, programming, and attendance. She then served as the Graduate Programming Coordinator where she helped curate graduate-focused content for WE18 and coordinated the Graduate Member Meeting and Graduate Student Reception. As part of the FY20 Collegiate Engagement Taskforce, Megan helped evaluate the existing SWE structure and offerings for Collegiate members in order to propose recommendations to the Senate for improving the experiences of and increasing the leadership pipeline for Collegiate members. She has since served on the Bylaws Committee and is eager to continue her involvement in SWE as a Senator.
Megan has always been very involved in her church community and spends her free time cooking, crocheting/knitting, playing with her rat terrier, Una, or enjoying the outdoors.