Erin Culver ’12

May 16, 2017

Erin Culver was honored with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award on April 20 by the Manufacturing Institute. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.

Culver is a quality assurance engineer for BWX Technologies Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., in Evansville, Indiana, where she is instrumental in guiding department managers to identify and address key performance indicators. While not in a direct management role, Culver has led teams and facilitated discussions regarding quality performance and continuous improvement. In her current role at BWXT, she aids in problem-solving and addresses concerns based on best practices.

As an active member of the Society of Women Engineers, she has served as representative from and president of the Northeast Ohio section, focusing on mentoring college students and serving on the society’s finance committee. She also has been involved in several charity-based fundraisers over the past few years.

She has been an avid cross-fitter for the past four years and has participated in more than 10 annual fundraising workouts across the Northeast Ohio area. In 2015 she and her family became supporters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk, which raises money and awareness of blood cancer diseases. Last year, her team raised more than $3,000 in support of development for cures of blood cancers.

Culver earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from SMU.

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