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

Nancy Vandermey

Nancy Vandermey


Nancy Vandermey is a rocket scientist, volunteer zookeeper and amateur photographer.

She graduated in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech and holds a master's degree in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech.

Vandermey joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1996 and is presently Science Planning Systems Engineer for the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

Her volunteer efforts are extraordinary. Vandermey is a volunteer zookeeper,