Meet Your Directors: Public Relations Director

Describing Taylor:

taylor 1Taylor Grimm is a senior in Biomedical Engineering from Moon, Pennsylvania. She spent last semester studying abroad in Ireland. Taylor has been involved in research focused on electrodermal response in meditation. She loves cooking, baking and crafting.

Her role in PSWE

As the director of Public Relations, Taylor oversees the Blog, Scrapbook, and Alumni Relations chairs. She helps to keep track of their projects and keeps the treasurer up to date on all of their progress. In her current position, she also has the pleasure of hosting the Alumni Tailgate event, which is this Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 am in the parking lot outside of Ross-Ade.

What She Loves Most About Her Position

Taylor loves to see the “behind the scenes” aspect of PSWE. She also loved seeing the progressions of other girls moving up and attaining leadership roles in PSWE and seeing them do well in those positions.

Events She’s Looking Forward To

Taylor is looking forward to the Alumni Tailgate Event on April 25th. She also enjoys the intramural dodge ball games.

Words of Advice

Everything is going to be ok”

taylorTaylor would like to give shout out to all of her chairs because they are so good at what they do!


Meet Your Directors: Programs Director (Spring)

Describing Leann

leannLeann Demorest, from Clarksville, Tennessee, is a sophomore in Chemical Engineering. She is minoring in French and is planning to Co-Op next year. She is also an RA for Meredith Hall. Leann loves Netflix and has a dog who likes to eat socks.

Her Role in PSWE

As the Programs director, Leann oversees four chairs. She directs the E-Week, AMM, Social, and Community Service chairs. She is the liaison between her chairs and the secretary, Michelle. As a director, Leann has hosted the PSWE Lunch Brunch at Cary Knight Spot.

What She Loves Most About Her Position

She loves connecting with members and the casual setting that PSWE provides. Leann likes going to events to get to know other girls and to relieve stress.

Events She’s Looking Forward To

Leann is looking forward to PSWE  participating in building a terrarium in the upcoming Social event on April 27!

Words of Advice

PSWE is a great chance to stretch yourself!”


Leann would like to give a shout out to her chairs and fellow Programs Director Catie for being awesome!

Meet Your Directors: Campus Relations Director (Spring)

Describing Haley:

Haley Berner is a haleysophomore in Biological Engineering from San Diego, California. Last summer she worked at Universal Studios. Haley is interested in engineering and medicine, but loves music, hiking, and running.  She is also a member of National Honor Society, Pre-Med Club, and the sorority Chi Omega. Haley is hoping to apply to med school after she completes her degree.


Her Role in PSWE

As the director of campus relations, Haley promotes and advertises PSWE. She communicates with the publicity chair and the webmaster. She also shows PSWE to the Purdue campus.


What She Loves Most About Her Position

Haley loves her close relationship with her chairs; she enjoys that it’s a continuous work load.  She plans two events herself, the Fall Cookout and the Spring Cookout, but all events need to be publicized so she gets to promote various SWE events throughout the year.

Events She’s Looking Forward To

Haley is looking forward to the Spring Cookout on April 23rd by MSEE. TEAMS events are her favorite! And, of course, the bagel breaks are also a sweet treat!

Words of Advice

PSWE is a great way to start in leadership because everyone is supportive and likes to see their colleagues succeed.”




Haley would like to give a shout out to her chairs for being great!

Behind the Scenes: Blog Committee

 Who They Areblog committee

From Left to Right: Cynthia Ramirez, Anna Bukur, Taylor Grimm, Sam Stephens, Haley Smith, Anjali Malik

Not Seen Here: Kitara Crain (photo credit) , Nicole McMindes, Abbey Berg, and Erin Suttles

What They Do

The Blog Committee works as a team to find creative and effective ways to share information with all the members of SWE. They meet twice a month to make sure they cover everything that you need to see! If there’s anything you would like to see written about, send an email to Sam at We’re listening!

To Learn More About the Blog Committee:

 See The Video Here



This video is a part of the ‘Behind the Scenes’ series showing members what goes on in each of PSWE’s committees. Be sure to check out all the videos in this series, and stay on the look out for the next video.

Kick-Start Your Week With a Quote!

 Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.”

-Sally Ride

Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space. After flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Standford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control, then the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics, primarily researching non-linear optics and Thomson scattering. She served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, the only person to participate on both. Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to travel to space. [Read More]

This post is part of an ongoing series to provide quotations and information from famous individuals and note their impacts on society in their time. Stay up to date on all weekly quotes, posted every Monday!