Tiffany Tang

Crane Aerospace and Electronics

Tiffany Tang, Crane Aerospace and Electronics, has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Young Engineer-of-the-Year Award in recognition of her exceptional leadership as a Process Engineering Supervisor and her superb customer technical support, her mentorship of junior engineers and University of Washinton Capstone students, and her active engagement with the professional community.

Upon graduation from the University of Washington, she started her professional career with Honeywell as a Systems Engineer working on Ground Proximity Warning Systems that enable commercial aviation to fly safely during poor weather and prevent crashes if pilots get disoriented. In 2021, she moved to Crane Aerospace and Electronics to become a Process Engineer focusing on the design of a new DC-DC converter for space applications. In 2022, she was promoted to Process Engineering Supervisor and leads a team working on multiple aerospace programs. She also is serving as the Capstone mentor for a Crane-sponsored University of Washington Senior Capstone project with two Chemical Engineering and two Materials Science and Engineering students.

She is very active with two professional societies: Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE). She currently serves as the President of the SWE Pacific Northwest Chapter and 2nd Vice Chair of SAMPE Seattle. As the SWE Chapter President, she has worked to bring participation back to pre-pandemic engagement. She also has reached out and re-established relationships with local colleges and universities. As the SAMPE 2nd Vice President, she plans the monthly meetings and organized the Puget Sound Materials Expo that recently was held at the Museum of Flight.