SWE Chicago Regional Section Scholarships

SWE Chicago Regional Section Scholarship

The SWE Chicago Regional Section (SWE CRS) was established in 1952.  With over 700 members, SWE-CRS is one of the Society’s largest sections.  This professional section supports members in the Chicagoland area, including Rockford, NW Indiana, and as far south as Joliet.  SWE CRS has two SWE endowed, section selected scholarships.  One scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who will be pursuing a degree in engineering or computer science.

In the summer of 2017, the SWE CRS established the Wendy Landwehr Memorial Scholarship. Wendy was a former president of SWE CRS. As one of Wendy’s passions within SWE was mentoring students, the scholarship is intended to keep her spirit alive.  The Wendy Landwehr Memorial Scholarship is selected by SWE CRS.  Undergraduate and graduate students in any major at Purdue University and University of Illinois – Chicago are encouraged to apply.

Wendy Landwehr Memorial Scholarship

Wendy Landwehr [1953 – 2017]SWE CRS Wendy Landwehr

Wendy Schauer Landwehr was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and worked as a manager for several Marshall Field locations for four years. She received her Master’s in Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She then worked as an engineer and project manager for Northrop Grumman for 31 years before retiring in July 2016.

Wendy was passionate about being a member of the Society of Women Engineers. Wendy was a Senior Life Member, Board Member, Fellow, and a Trustee Nominee. She was also a member of the advisory board for the School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University. She was a co-founder of Northrop Grumman’s Women Engineer Organization and a member of the board of directors of “Old Crows.”

In her free time, Wendy loved gardening, skiing, and traveling. She received a Master Gardener certification from the University of Illinois and enjoyed volunteering for the Chicago Botanical Garden. Wendy and her husband, Marty, met at the IBEX Ski Club, and they skied all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. She and Marty visited all fifty states and collected over 300 passport stamps of national parks and historical sites. In addition, they loved NASCAR races, traveling to 50% of the racetracks.

Number Available: 1
Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Major: Any
Amount: $1000

SWE collegiate membership required, financial need preferred. Purdue University or the University of Illinois at Chicago preferred.

Reference – https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=wendy-schauer-landwehr&pid=185904828&fhid=6139

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