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 contributions.

Featured Alumnae

Nancy Cragel

Nancy Cragel '86

Nancy graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She also attended the Ford College Graduate Program.

After this, she worked as a Product Design Engineer for over three years and was responsible for design and development of an all-new power tilt, power-telescoping column at Ford Motor Company. She was awarded US Patent No. 5,520,416 Power Tilt, Telescoping and Internally Collapsible Steering Column. Nancy went on to become a supervisor and later a manager at Global . . .