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Jill S. Tietjen, P.E., Scholarship (Est. 2004)

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Jill S.Tietjen [1954 – ]

Jill Tietjen received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (minor in Electrical Engineering) in 1976 from the University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science (Tau Beta Pi, Virginia Alpha). She went on to obtain an MBA in 1979 from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Tietjen is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and lives in Centennial, Colorado.

Career Jill S. Tietjen, P.E., author, international speaker, and electrical engineer is currently the President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. For more than 45 years she provided consulting and expert witness services in the areas of generation and transmission planning and fuels to the electric utility industry. She spoke and was published widely. Her focus now is on advocacy for women worldwide.

As of 2024, Tietjen has published 15 books. Her 2024 book, the memoir of Dr. Antonia Novello, the first female and first Hispanic U.S. Surgeon General, is titled Duty Calls: Lessons Learned from an Unexpected Life of Service. She consistently writes women into history including through her award-winning and bestselling books Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America and Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies. Tietjen has a book in the IEEE Women in Engineering series and serves as the series editor for the Springer Women in
Engineering and Science series, for which more than 25 volumes have been published. She has nominated women for more than 100 awards including the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and several state Halls of Fame. Tietjen speaks internationally on women, infrastructure, and leadership topics.

SWE Tietjen has had a long career in SWE. She served on numerous SWE Committees local and nationally, held local section officer positions and eventually served as the 1991-1992 National President of SWE. Tietjen is a Life member of SWE, was selected as a SWE Fellow in 1994 and received the SWE Distinguished Service Award in 2002.

Other affiliations Tietjen has received many honors including the Horizon Award (2003); the 2001 Woman in Technology Award from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Subaru, and News4; and Tau Beta Pi’s Distinguished Alumna Award (2004). She was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2022, she was elected to the National Academy of Construction. Tietjen serves on a number of non-profit boards and was previously Chair of the Board of Girl Scouts – Mile Hi Council. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Transmission Corporation (Tucker, Georgia) and previously served on the board of directors of Merrick & Company (Greenwood Village, Colorado). She is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

Scholarship Jill endowed this scholarship in 2004 by using the Pledge Process paying increments over a five-year period.

Number Available: 1
Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Major: E, ET
Amount: $2,250

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