A UW-Stout alumna has been named one of the top young engineers in the country.
Brianne Hartung Maier ’07 is one of the New Faces of Engineering Class of 2011, along with 13 others. They were featured in a USA Today newspaper advertisement, which ran as part of National Engineers Week, Feb. 20-26.
Honorees must be 30 or younger. Maier, 25, is the youngest of the award winners. She was nominated by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Maier has worked as a packaging engineer in Minneapolis for General Mills since graduating from UW-Stout. She oversees packaging for Pillsbury refrigerated products. Her responsibilities include developing package size and structure, supporting the installation of packaging equipment worldwide and identifying a cost savings pipeline for supported brands.
Maier developed an interest in the sciences after attending the inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering Preview (STEPS) for Girls summer camps at UW-Stout in 1997. The camps are for girls entering seventh grade.
“The STEPS camp introduced me to careers I didn’t even know existed,” Maier said.
She later volunteered at the camps while at UW-Stout and still returns each summer to teach the packaging class at the camps.

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