Mary Anderson-Rowland and Troy Eller StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2008

Mary Anderson-Rowland explains to Society of Women Engineers Archivist Troy Eller how she became an engineering faculty member at Arizona State University after being forced out of her position in the Mathematics Department. While happy with her career in the ASU Industrial Engineering Department, she reflects on the chilly reception she first received as the department’s first woman faculty member. Active in numerous professional organizations, Anderson-Rowland is a SWE Fellow and the recipient of SWE’s Distinguished Engineering Educator Award.

This recording is Clip 2 of 4. Click on the "Anderson-Rowland / Eller Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland as part of StoryCorps (, a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.