The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) congratulate the 2013 Kenneth Andrew Roe Award recipient, Noha S. El-Ghobashy, President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C). El-Ghobashy is being recognized for her work bringing multi-disciplinary engineering solutions to underserved communities across the world.
“SWE nominated Noha for this award because she is both an engineer and a humanitarian who realizes the challenges facing people living in poverty,” says Betty Shanahan, the CEO and executive director of SWE who nominated El-Ghobashy. “Under her leadership, Engineering for Change has grown from a concept to a flourishing organization improving lives globally.”
The Kenneth Andrew Roe Award recognizes an engineer who has been effective in promoting unity among the engineering societies. El-Ghobashy is being recognized for fostering collaboration among engineering societies to deliver multi-disciplinary, sustainable solutions to address quality-of-life challenges facing underserved populations.
“Through her efforts in E4C, Noha has promoted collaboration among engineering societies,” says Thomas G. Loughlin, executive director of ASME. “She has been instrumental in catalyzing the broader engineering community to connect, solve challenges and share knowledge that will improve the quality of life all over the world.”
Besides her role with E4C, El-Ghobashy is the director of engineering for global development at ASME in New York, where she leads the development of new programs in emerging technology areas and markets. She brings more than 15 years of experience in business development, project management, and engineering to the organization. Prior to joining ASME and starting E4C, she was a lead design engineer and project manager in the telecommunications industry. El-Ghobashy has worked for companies such as Symbol Technologies, Fujitsu Network Communications and Jedai Broadband Networks. She also has two U.S. patents related to broadband equipment design. El-Ghobashy earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and recently served as adjunct professor at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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