Alumni update - Alyse Way

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Oct. 25, 2018

2016 Spartan Engineer honored at STEM conference

Alyse Way was presented with a 2018 Technology Rising Star award at the national Women of Color STEM conference in Detroit on Oct. 12.Alyse Way (center) received a 2018 Technology Rising Star award for her work promoting STEM education. 

Way received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2016. Today, she is a project engineer at Consumers Energy responsible for transmission pipeline projects, including pipeline replacement to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers. 

“I am honored to receive the Technology Rising Star award,” Way said. “The inspiring women of color at the STEM conference opened my eyes to new possibilities and encourage me to reach for greater heights. I am grateful to my family and to those that mentor and serve as role models for me, and I hope that I can be the same for others,” she added. 

She is a member of Consumer’s Energy Minority Advisory Panel, Women Engineering Network and the Women’s Advisory Panel. Her volunteer work includes leading STEM events for Girl/Boy Scouts and Junior Achievement students; providing mentoring for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP); serving as a panelist with Michigan State University’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter; and most recently working with the American Association of Blacks in Energy - Michigan chapter. 

At MSU, she was an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. She served as an engineering residential peer leader and was an academic coach for math and chemistry during her college years.

 

Story courtesy of Consumers Energy.