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Alumna Marie Laplante Chosen as SWE Fellow

Chemical engineering alumna Marie Laplante has been chosen as a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “for versatile and dedicated leadership at all levels of SWE and for serving as a role model and champion of diversity.” Laplante is currently a chief technology engineer, utilities branch, in KBR’s project definition group. She is responsible for managing utility design guidelines for major KBR petrochemical projects. A senior life member of SWE, she joined the UMass Amherst chapter as a student in 1982 and has served in many capacities for the society ever since. Read the entire SWE writeup on Laplante here:

Laplante has worked on the design of a major Angolan refinery and trained personnel at a new American chlor-alkali plant. Laplante is a versatile, well-rounded chemical engineer with more than 25 years of experience. (November 2012)

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