Angela Mudge is a mechanical engineering student from Bakersfield, California and is part of the graduating class of 2017. Angela became interested in SDSU’s engineering program when her older brother attended SDSU in 2009 and pursued a mechanical engineering degree as well.
As a freshman, Angela joined SDSU’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter and has been an active member ever since. She has held multiple leadership positions including Fundraising Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and is currently serving as the chapter President. Through the chapter’s outreach work, Angela has had the opportunity to advocate and encourage younger generations of female engineers and scientists to pursue their STEM interests and passions. She attributes many of her educational and career advancement opportunities to SWE and plans to stay involved with SWE SDSU after graduation.
Along with SWE, Angela has been involved with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honors society. Additionally, Angela has been on the engineering dean’s list since her first semester at SDSU. She has been the recipient of the SDSU Society of Women Engineers Scholarship the San Diego Women in Defense Scholarship. She also served as a peer role model in the National Science Foundation’s project: “Investigating the Use of Peer Role Models to Inspire Women to Thrive in STEM”.
During her sophomore year, Angela worked as a calculus and algebra tutor at Hoover High School through SDSU’s Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI). That summer she was offered a mechanical engineering internship with Cubic Global Defense in San Diego. She continued that internship through the following semesters and summers and has been with Cubic for almost two years. Angela has accepted a mechanical engineering associate position at Cubic Global Defense and will work in the Secure Communications’ advanced technology group upon graduation.