Emily Ongstad recognized by the Society of Women Engineers

Emily Ongstad

Emily Ongstad

Emily Ongstad, a Clemson University graduate student currently at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently honored with the Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Members-at-Large Leader Award. Ongstad works in the laboratory of Robert Gourdie, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, where she researches how two types of cardiac cells interact after a heart attack.

The president of the Society of Women Engineers Members-At-Large selected Ongstad for the award in recognition of her work as a biomedical engineer in the field, as well as for her contributions to the Society of Women Engineers. Ongstad serves as one of the editors for the society’s Members-At-Large newsletter, a quarterly publication aimed at connecting the Members-At-Large across the country and informing them about the society’s news and activities.

“The members of the Society of Women Engineers genuinely want to see each other succeed,” Ongstad said. “It’s very encouraging to receive this award.”