About Us


The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.

SWE's motive is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, demonstrate the value of diversity.


Our Mission:

  • Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
  • Expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life
  • Demonstrate the value of diversity
  • To encourage and support other women as they pursue their careers
  • To be a place for women engineers to network

What We Do:

  • Networking and career related events with company sponsors
  • Regional conference to interact with employers and SWE members from all over the country
  • Provide support with local collegiate network for other female students in engineering

Benefits of Membership:

  • Build skills useful for your career
  • Networking opportunities with both companies and classmates
  • Role models and advice from successful women in SWE
  • Information about companies, graduate schools, and careers
  • Fun!

For more information, check out National SWE at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org

We highly encourage (not required) you become part of national SWE, which will allow you to attend the SWE National Conference, get the SWE magazine, and a bunch of other good stuff. A student membership is $20/year.

Check out our t-shirts at the next meeting!

They're only $8!


Related Clubs/Organizations

  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon Professional Engineering Sorority (AOE)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Association of Computing Machinery/Data Processing Management Association (ACM/DPMA)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Women in Computer Science (WICS)

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To contact the officers or the adviser, Dr. Laura Bottomley, check out the "Officers" tab at the top of the page.