Emily Worinkeng: New Faces Award
Emily WorinkengEmily, 27, crawls around the inside of airplane wings looking for ways to improve how they are built and maintained. Along with her team, she’s developed new processes to install and align the flaps of airplane wings, figured out how to speed up curing times, and helped deliver a Star Wars themed Dreamliner to Japan. Taking things apart and putting them back together has been a past time of Emily’s since she was a young girl. This has come in handy both on the job and in her volunteer life where she is active in restoring oyster reefs and mentoring elementary, middle and high school students with Boeing’s, DreamLearners program, which provides educational outreach to Charleston kids.
Award Year: 2017
Employer: The Boeing Company
Nominated By: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Education: Clemson University, M.S. Mechanical Engineering Berea College, B.S. Physics & Mathematics