A Founder's Day Thank You

Thanks to you all, Founder's Day 2017 was a great success!

Thank you to everyone who planned and/or attended socials, spread the #phirholove, and shared your photos and posts with us using #itsabeautifulthingPRL.

All of us at Phi Sigma Rho are looking forward to what year 34 has in store!



Facebook Post from Abby

Video from Rashmi

Check out the video here.


National President’s Founders Day Letter

Read the Founders' Day letter from Mary McWilliams, the National President here.



Social Media Recap

Recruitment Videos

UC San Diego - Chi Chapter recruitment video here

Purdue, Alpha Chapter’s recruitment video here

Arizona, Alpha Kappa Chapter's recruitment video here


Check out #rushphirho for recruitment photos and updates


Abby and Rashmi loving the Phi Rho swag!


Phi Rho Connections


Phi Rho Love and Appreciation



Phi Sigma Rho Elects 16th National Council

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 4, 2017 – For immediate release.

Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority Announces the Members of the 16th National Council

Phi Sigma Rho National Engineering Sorority elected the 16th National Council on July 15, 2017 during their national convention in Saint Louis, Missouri.

16th National Council of Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority
National President: Mary McWilliams (Ohio State - Beta); Lead Engineer, DLA Land and Maritime

Vice President of Standards: Becky Caldwell (Arkansas - Kappa); IP Counsel, Garmin International, Inc.

Vice President of Communications: Stacey Horvitz (Pittsburgh - Zeta); Resident Inspector, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Vice President of Finance: Christine MacLaren (Toledo - Delta); Human Resources Manager, Lyndon Steel Company

Vice President of Collegiate Affairs: Cara Redding (Connecticut - Theta); Hot Section Design Engineer, Pratt & Whitney

Vice President of Alumnae Affairs: Mona Kim (UC San Diego - Chi); UX Design Intern, City of Los Angeles Vice President of Expansion: Haley MacPhee (Connecticut - Theta); Engineering Consultant, Azzur Consulting

Vice President of Programming: Kathleen M. Vijaywergiya (Ohio State - Beta); Enterprise Technical Quality Consultant, Progressive Insurance

Vice President of Membership: Nichole Aquino (Connecticut - Theta); Project Engineer, A/Z Corporation Active Advisor: Bailey Choma (Youngstown - Alpha Alpha); Forensic Science Major, Youngstown State University

Please go to the national website at to learn more about the National Council members.

The National Sorority thanks the outgoing 15th National Council for their service to Phi Sigma Rho.

About Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority:
Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 at Purdue University. Today, more than 5,500 women have been initiated into the sorority. The vision of Phi Sigma Rho is to be the foremost sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. It fulfills that vision by developing the highest standard of personal integrity and character, promoting academic excellence, supporting personal achievement, and maintaining the bond of sisterhood.


Active Spotlight

Maddie Emslie, Purdue - Alpha Chapter

Maddie Emslie is a sophomore at Purdue University and a member of the Alpha Upsilon candidate class.  She is finishing her third year at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.  This summer, she was a member of the last class for the Cassini mission and the only female intern from Purdue.  Maddie has also worked on the Mars Curiosity Rover team and designed and built robotics for the education outreach program.  She plans to continue to work at NASA and pursue a full-time career at NASA. 
Check out this article about Cassini's Last Class here.


Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Winners

All TBP Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of the Association.

Congratulations to the following Phi Rhos that received the Tau Beta Pi Scholarships.

Goonmeet Kaur R. Bajaj, Wright State - Alpha Zeta Chapter, Computer Science Major, Crouch No. 2 Award Scholarship
Courtney C. Montague, Kentucky - Epsilon Chapter, Mechanical Engineer Major, Record No. 1296  Scholarship
Elizabeth D. Smith, Cincinnati - Alpha Beta Chapter, Mechanical Engineering Major, Stabile No. 555 Scholarship


The Key Magazine Content Submission

Do you have chapter news, a sister that deserves praise, or photos from Convention that you want to share with us for the fall issue of The Key?  Send them to Stacey, the National VP of Communications at by September 25, 2017.

Phi Sigma Rho’s magazine, The Key, is filled with the latest PSR news and items of interest for collegians and alumnae.  We want to present a wide range of subjects, whether you have an educational topic, entertaining article, or serious story.  We want to know about it!