Alumna honored at Women of Color STEM Conference

Raquel P. Cundiff, ME’93, received the Community Service-Industry Award at the 2016 Women of Color STEM Conference, held in October in Detroit. Cundiff is a customer engineering manager with Boeing.

The conference was sponsored by Consumers Energy and Career Communications Group’s Women of Color Magazine.

The development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers is integral to America’s advancement, according to the Career Communications Group.

The magazines and award winners offer a blueprint for growth and success in STEM fields by highlighting progress and people at all stages of the STEM pathway, from college students to a senior executive managing the projects that will change the ways people live.

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