Sandra Westlund-Deenihan To Attend White House Women in STEM Event

Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, President and Design Engineer of Quality Float Works, Inc., has been tapped to participate in the White House’s announcement of new workplace flexibility policies for America’s scientists. The event will also be highlighting the work of several national organizations’ efforts to increase the pipeline for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Sandra has long been an advocate of STEM education and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) and is a member of National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE-EF) STEM Equity Academy Industry Advisory Group.

Last month, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE-EF) and Illinois School District U-46 announced their collaboration in securing $50,000 as part of the Innovation Generation grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to inspire students to learn Magliette Calcio A Poco Prezzo about STEM. Through the grant, the creation of a “STEM Equity Academy” program at U-46 will engage 40 administrators, counselors and faculty from five high schools in intensive professional development to implement research-based practices to increase access, success and post-secondary transition of girls and other underrepresented groups in STEM.

“As a third generation manufacturer, I have witnessed first-hand the tremendous lack of skills potential workers possess as they search for employment in the manufacturing industry,” said Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, President of Schaumburg-based Quality Float Works Inc. and member of NAPE-EF STEM Equity Academy Industry Advisory Group who will provide advice to the project leadership, follow the progress and support the efforts of the school- based teams in implementing what they learn. “It is my goal to bring more young girls into the field of engineering and manufacturing and I look forward to continued collaboration in developing a curriculum for students that provides the necessary job skills they will need to enter the workforce.”