Society of Women Engineers Honors Two UA Students

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two University of Alabama students were recently selected for nationally competitive awards by the Society of Women Engineers.

Recent engineering graduates Grace Guin and Alexandra “Lexi” Romine will be honored as 2014 Outstanding Collegiate Members in October at the WE 2014 conference in Los Angeles, California. They are part of 10 members of SWE collegiate chapters honored this year.

Since 2009 seven UA students have been selected for the honor, the most from any university during that time.

Recognition as Outstanding Collegiate Member honors those with at least two years of SWE membership who have made significant contributions to SWE, the engineering community and their campus.

Guin, formerly Grace Hoover, is from Dallas, Texas, and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering this year. Before graduating, Guin served as collegiate section president for UA SWE, having previously served as secretary, vice president of outreach and later as vice president of membership. Guin is an environmental engineer in Birmingham for Southern Company Services, part of Southern Co.

Romine, from Collierville, Tennessee, graduated this year with a degree in chemical engineering. She served in various roles for UA SWE as a student, first as treasurer for the chapter and later as vice president of outreach. She also served as materials coordinator Alabama’s 2012 “Wow! That’s Engineering!” Romine works as a process engineer for Georgia-Pacific in Pennington.

Working together, Romine and Guin successfully presented a bid to host the 2014 Region D conference on campus last spring.

Past recipients include Rachel Hughes, a 2013 graduate in chemical engineering; Elizabeth Junkin, a 2012 graduate in chemical engineering; Jill Hershman, a 2012 graduate in mechanical engineering; Sarah Grano, a 2009 graduate in mechanical engineering; and Martha Addison, a 2009 graduate in aerospace engineering.


Adam Jones, engineering public relations, 205/348-6444,