Apr 22, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Online Event

Katie Schwertz

Design Engineering Manager, Edmund Optics

Katie Schwertz is a Design Engineering Manager in Edmund Optics' Tucson, Arizona, USA office. She has over a decade of optical and optomechanical design experience and now manages a team of optical and optomechanical designers. Katie received her MS in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona and a BS in Optics from the University of Rochester. She is a co-author of the SPIE Field Guide to Optomechanical Design and Analysis (2010) and Photonics Rules of Thumb, 3rd ed (2020). She also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the international society for optics and photonics (SPIE).

SheTech Arizona 2021 Schedule

Don’t Miss Out

Opening Remarks


Join us in kicking off the day with remarks from Mayor Romero, Vice Mayor Lee, and Senator Sinema.

Keynote Address


Two inspiring women in STEM will share their stories and offer words of encouragement.


9:50 - 11:30

Students will participate in three 30-minute workshops on different STEM topics.

Challenge Activity

11:35 - 12:30

Wrap up the day by working with a small team to come up with a solution to a tough question. Challenge answers will be shared out with the whole group.




Pima Community College

Optics Valley

Tech Parks Arizona

Tucson Electric Power

Pima County 



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We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out.

(520) 343-4795

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