WChE @ UW

Educate, empower, and advocate for women in chemical engineering

Email: wche@uw.edu

Phone: 206-543-2216

Registered Student Organization

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2017 Husky 100 Awards

The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. WChE would like to congratulate the following chemical engineering students who were selected to receive the 2017 Husky 100 awards



Kayla Sprenger - PhD Chemical Engineering '17
Holly Sullivan - BS Chemical Engineering '17


Gabriella Tosado - PhD Chemical Engineering '21


Grant Williamson PhD Molecular Engineering '20

Grant Williamson: As an undergraduate and now as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, I have thrived at UW, finding my passion for research, science communication and policy. In the Holmberg research group, I focus on developing high-capacity batteries to enable a clean energy system. Outside of the lab, I do science outreach in the community and with legislators, foster interdisciplinary connections as a Graduate and Professional Student Senator and work to implement new technology and programs that benefit society.

Holly Sullivan: I strive to achieve academically while also being heavily involved in research, peer mentoring, and creating a strong and friendly community within the Chemical Engineering Department. Finding a balance between all of this has not been easy, but it’s definitely been worth it. Conducting undergraduate research completely changed my career path and inspired me to use my degree to bring engineering and medicine together in an effort to improve patient care.

Gabriella Tosado: My time as a Husky has been devoted to clean energy and community outreach. My research on perovskite solar cells will bring this technology closer to commercialization while my outreach efforts have reached thousands. As the first CEI fellow and a founding member of WChe, I spearheaded events to inspire girls to continue their love of science. My goal is to combine research and outreach to educate the public in an effort to enact clean energy policy while creating solution to our energy needs.

Kayla Sprenger: While my graduate research focuses on molecular interactions on the smallest of scales, I hope the results of my work will have a large-scale impact on improving the human condition. Throughout my nine years at UW, I have gained a deep appreciation for the many opportunities a degree in STEM offers, which has inspired me to encourage young women to pursue a path in the sciences. ​