The Louisiana Tech University Society of Women Engineers is excited to share about one of our outstanding members, Madison Abigail (“Abby”) Walker. Abby is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student and the Treasurer of our Society


of Women Engineers section. Abby is also involved in our Aerospace Engineering Club on campus, fulfilling a role on the Leadership Team. In the past, Abby has served as a Flight Coordinator for the club’s “Harley IV” – a scientific payload launched on a weather balloon in order to test a duplex communication system.

Abby is an outstanding member of our SWE section because she is a dedicated, hardworking officer, picking up extra duties when it’s needed most. She has pushed and organized for SWE to have over 4 fundraising opportunities before the National Conference in October of 2017. In fact, leading up to the school year, Abby worked over the summer to complete a grant application to ensure we would be able to sponsor our member’s travel accommodations for the Conference. Because of Abby, our section was able to raise enough funds to bring 30 collegiate members to Austin, TX! Abby has been one of the biggest driving forces behind all that our SWE section has to offer at Louisiana Tech, and we are proud to have her apart of our Executive Officers.

When attending Conference, Abby interviewed and accepted an internship position with Northrop Grumman as a Technical Manufacturing Intern for the summer of 2018. In this role, Abby will work for a minimum of 10 weeks in Baltimore, MD, ensuring proper usage and implementation of parts for mission systems. We cannot wait to hear about Abby’s summer when she returns!

Abby joined our Society of Women Engineers section her freshman year because she has a passion for promoting women in STEM, as well as outreaching to the community’s children about concepts of engineering and science. Abby plans to pursue higher education upon the completion of her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering—she hopes to complete a M.S.E in Aerospace Engineering or Engineering Management. Abby’s dream job is to design the exterior of space or air craft, while innovating more efficient ways to implement air and space travel.