Women of Mechanical Engineering

Presidential Council of Alumnae (PCA)

ME-EM Members

The PCA recognizes successful Michigan Tech women graduates for their educational excellence, past student service, professional accomplishments, and community contri- butions.

Featured Alumnae

Michelle Boven

Michelle L. Boven


While Michigan Tech is a predominantly male university, women have many opportunities to excel. Michelle Boven, a 1999 mechanical engineering graduate is just one real-world example of this. She was selected as the 2006 Distinguished New Engineer by the Detroit Chapter of the Society for Women Engineers for her accomplishments.

Growing up in Saginaw, Mich., Boven was very active. Her family was big into boating and camping. During her high school days, she was active on the track, cross-country and downhill ski teams. She also co-oped for Dow Chemical. This experience prepared her and . . .