Boeing Tech Team

What is Boeing Tech Team?

The Boeing Tech Team is the UW-Madison Society of Women Engineers’ design team that competes in the SWE Team Tech competition sponsored by Boeing. It is a national SWE competition where teams from universities across the country partner with a company and carry out a design project. This competition emphasizes the importance of teamwork and interface with industry in the engineering educational process. Teams may consist of up to 12 members and must complete a project over the course of 6 months (January – June). Chosen teams will present their completed project at the SWE National Conference in the fall.

Interested in joining? Meetings are held weekly in room 2270 of Mechanical Engineering.  For more information email Celina ( or Elizabeth (

Boeing Tech Team 2019

This year our Boeing Tech Team is working with Mortenson. Founded in 1954, Mortenson is a U.S. based builder, developer, and provider of energy and engineering services committed to helping organizations move their strategies forward. Mortenson’s expanding portfolio of integrated services ensures that its customers’ investments result in high-performing assets. The result is a turnkey partner, fully invested in the business success of its customers. Mortenson has been a staple in the Milwaukee community for over 30 years working with customers including Kohler Company, Aurora Health Care, Marquette University, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Mortenson’s Milwaukee operations employs more than 300 craft workers and professional team members. For additional information, visit

Boeing would also like to thank WESC and the WOLDT family for there generous $1,000 competition grant for the Boeing Tech Team this year.

Our project this year is to develop a tool to perform a nondestructive test of the firestopping insulation installed around wall penetrations. To perform a proper test our product needs to measure the depth and thickness of the caulk Currently, the only way to test proper installation is to perform a destructive test by manually ripping apart the installed caulk and measuring it which means someone must to re-do their work.

Mortenson Construction

Meet the 2019 Boeing Tech Team Chair!

Celina Ough

My name is Celina Ough and I’m a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering. I love SWE and have been involved with it since joined Madison going to as many events as possible. So if you see me around come say hi! I love to go to WUD events and drink boba whenever I make it near to State St.

Meet the 2019 Boeing Tech Team Chair Elect!

Elizabeth Liu

My name is Elizabeth Liu and I am currently a sophomore studying Biomedical Engineering. This is my first year as a SWE Officer! I’m excited to learn new things and being able to share them with others. On campus, you can find me studying at a library or getting bubble tea!

Celina Ough

Looking Back at Boeing Tech Team 2018

Last year the UW-Madison 2018 Boeing Tech Team partnered with GE Healthcare to design a cost effective test lung that can still simulate the behavior of human lungs to ensure that their anesthesia machines are performing up to healthcare standards.  The team was successfully able to complete their design project and presented their hard work at the National SWE conference in Minneapolis last October. Thank you Meghan Collins for leading the 2018 team!