Samantha (Sammy) Zellner, is an active member and officer in the Society of Women Engineers. Sammy is a junior pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She is currently the Event Coordinator for UNT SWE and organizes most of the events UNT SWE puts on, including but definitely not limited to, the One Busy Girl workshop series and the Brain STEM After School Program.
Sammy got involved with UNT SWE at the Freshman Orientation Organization fair. When she attended her first SWE meeting of the semester she was hooked and became a SWE-ster! Her first year in SWE she was a member and she attended as many events as she could. Her efforts paid off because she was then elected Event Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.
As Event Coordinator, Sammy took the initiative to increase UNT SWE’s outreach at UNT and in the Denton Texas Community, and provide quality events for UNT SWE-sters! She has improved the One Busy Girl Workshop series, started the “Brain STEM’s” After School Program with Denton Public Library, and started the Denton High School tutoring. She’s also organized a host of other activities, including the award-winning Power Week, a 3-day recruitment event! She is also the Student Lead for the award-winning joint outreach event, Design Your World STEM Conference, with UNT and Dallas SWE in April. She also had a major contribution to UNT SWE being one of the most active collegiate sections in Region C.
Outside of SWE, is doing excellent in her studies and is a Peer Mentor and Supplemental Instructor for the school. In these positions she actively helps students with class work and runs supplemental instruction groups for classes. She is also currently working in a Friction Stir Processing research lab at UNT. She assists the graduate students with their research projects. This summer Sammy is going to Warren Michigan to work as a Vehicle Engineer Intern for General Motors.
Sammy is an integral part of what makes UNT SWE great, with a great personality, a passion and drive for what she believes, Sammy will do achieve things. Thank you for being an active member and an amazing officer, Samantha.