Industry Chair

Meet our Industry Chair, Gech Huy!

Gech Horng Huy is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at California State University Long Beach. Her journey with SWE began long before she started college. Her love and appreciation of the organization brought her to join the SWE-et Committee, where she had the opportunity to shadow the Industry Chair. After one year of the Committee, she ran and is now the elected Industry Chair for the 2022-23 academic year.

Gech is currently an intern at the City of Anaheim, Public Works division. She is working with the Engineering Design Services department. In her free time she enjoys hiking, finding new eateries, and roller skating. This year she plans to foster many new and returning industry partnerships for the Long Beach community.

Why did you pick your major?

"Choosing civil engineering was not an easy task, however I took into account the various disciplines that the major had to offer. In essence, I felt that this was the correct path for me because of the variety. One particular discipline that interested me the most was environmental. I think as engineers, we have to be mindful of the impacts of our work on the environment. Alternately we should be doing the least amount of harm and preserving whatever we have now for future generations."

What is your favorite course?

"Soil mechanics was definitely a challenging course, however I really enjoyed performing the laboratory experiments. Learning the new terminologies and laboratory equipment was extremely rewarding. The course was the first course that made me fell in love with civil engineering, "

Why are you in SWE?

"I believe it is my duty as a woman in STEM to create a space to inspire the younger female generation. It has been a privilege to have a space of shared experiences with other incredibly inspiring women through this organization. It is with these shared experiences that we gain the strength to reach beyond our limits every day. SWE is an organization that continues to challenge me to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. "

Advice for women in STEM:

"Be proud of yourself. Even if some achievements seem minute; it is important to take a step back sometimes to give yourself the credits that you deserve. Take the time to look at how far you’ve come. The things you have accomplished along the way. "

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