Dr. Graham Doig was awarded Cal Poly’s Society of Women Engineers award for “Most Supportive Professor”. Cal Poly’s SWE branch is regularly ranked top in the nation for its programming to support female engineers, and Graham’s award comes shortly after he announced an initiative to take participation of women engineers to 30% in the Prototype Vehicles Lab over the next 18 months.
Each year, SWE members are asked to nominate professors that they feel have gone above and beyond in offering support and encouragement to women and diversity in engineering.
The following was said of Dr. Doig at the event:”This professor’s emphasis on fostering student creativity brings together students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, interests, and skill sets through collaborative and dynamic projects. He is the faculty advisor of PROVE Lab - Cal Poly’s Prototype Vehicles Lab, which is working to smash the speed record for a land-based solar powered vehicle. When their record is set, it will also be led by a female engineer in the driver’s seat! Through his support, these students have gone off to continue their enriching experiences with opportunities to work at places like NASA Ames.”