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09/09/2020

Dr. Jayshree Seth to receive SWE’s top honor

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a global organization with more than 40,000 members, has recognized 3M’s Dr. Jayshree Seth with their Achievement Award for her impact on the Society as well as the engineering community. Jayshree will accept the award at SWE's annual conference, WE20, which will be held virtually Nov. 3-14. The Achievement Award is the highest award given by SWE and is presented annually to an individual who has made significant and progressive technical contributions.

Jayshree is recognized for “visionary, sustainability-focused contributions to adhesives, release, and fastener technologies; for creating, championing, and teaching new methodologies for product and technology development; and for deeply influential STEM advocacy.”

“I’m thrilled to accept this award on behalf of 3M and the many women scientists and engineers the company has encouraged to help make a difference in the world, and for the young girls who will follow behind us to continue the job we have begun!” said Jayshree, corporate scientist for 3M’s Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division and the company’s chief science advocate. “For the last 27 years, I have collaborated with others in the company to help improve lives, and I’m so humbled that through this award, more people will see the greater good we strive to contribute to as a company.”

The award also recognizes Jayshree's continuing dedication to SWE's mission – striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example, and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background.

"The men and woman recognized have lived and learned through significant contributions to the engineering community, and they continue to lead in their careers and personal lives," said Heather Doty, president of SWE. "They are leaders paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe."

In addition to her 68 patents and among her many 3M initiatives and roles, including being named the company’s first ever chief science advocate in 2018, Jayshree has served on 3M’s CEO Inclusion Council and chaired 3M's Asian and Asian-American employee resource network A3CTION in 2019. She currently serves on the A3CTION Advisory Board and Technical Women Leadership Forum Steering Committee. She has received several external awards and numerous 3M individual and team excellence awards, including 17 intrapreneurial grants. In 2019, Jayshree was the fourth woman and first woman engineer inducted into the 3M Carlton Society.

Jayshree holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from NIT, Trichy, India, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University, New York, and has more than fifteen journal publications.

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