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James H. Borowick: Leading social change in science and engineering

Today, October 14th, 2021, the Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recognized James H. Borowick with the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award. This award recognizes individuals “For pioneering partnerships that support emerging women engineers; for leveraging personal experience to drive cultural change; and for creating a stellar example of diversity in action.


Joining Medtronic back in 1992, James H. Borowick is a functional engineering director for Medtronic’s Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) business. By enhancing design quality and maximizing engineering efficiency, millions of dollars have been saved on developmental costs. Beginning as early as 2019, “50% of Medtronic’s hires for student employment opportunities have been women.” This staggering number is the result of James H. Borowick “giving back to his alma mater and helping drive change for women in engineering. He is the founding member of Medtronic’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) outreach and partnership initiative with the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and their similarly titled WISE program.” Both WISE and CSE prepare women for a career in science and engineering.


For more information on James H. Borowick and all of his outstanding contributions to Medtronic and Women in Science and Engineering visit SWE.



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