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Women in Engineering, Gabrielle Stuckenschneider

April 16, 2012

Women in Engineering: Gabrielle Stuckenschneider 

UW College of Engineering & Applied Science
by: Jonathan S Barrett

"Engineering changes your mindset on how you think about and approach problems..." G. Stuckenschneider

Gabrielle Stuckenschneider is currently enjoying her final weeks as a student of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. She is scheduled to graduate on May 5, 2012. During her time at the University of Wyoming, Gabrielle has been a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority house. In 2009, she served as the sorority's Vice President of Member Development. She found that Greek life provided an additional form of female social networking that otherwise would not have been accessible. Greek life also provided her with solid social support and an outlet for the stressors that accompany the college experience.

For the past two years, Gabrielle has served as a representative for the University of Wyoming's Engineering Fund for Enrichment (EFE). This organization meets regularly to determine the manner in which student funds are allocated. She has also been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Drilling Engineers and a representative for the Joint Engineering Council. Gabrielle has additionally served as a Student Ambassador for the College of Engineering and Applied Science since 2009, and has also been a member of Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.

This past winter, Gabrielle was offered a full-time position by Encana, Inc. in their Denver, CO based offices. Encana is one on North America's leading producers of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. Gabrielle will be working as their Completions Engineer for South Piceance. The Piceance Basin in located in Northwestern Colorado and is an area recognized for its energy production. A majority of her work will be focused on designing hydraulic fractures. This position was offered to her after having interned with the company during the summers of both her sophomore and junior years.

Gabrielle arrived at the decision to attend the University of Wyoming after having attended the "Futures in Energy" seminar at the Colorado School of Mines her junior year of high school. Gabrielle grew up in Roxborough, CO, just south of Denver. This and an additional summer internship with Questar allowed her to realize that engineering was the right fit for her. Wyoming provided the ideal atmosphere that she was seeking as well as a world-class education at an affordable cost.

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