SWE: For girls of all ages and all stages of their careers!

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.”  This year is SWE’s 60th anniversary and you can celebrate by attending WE10.

SWE has an “array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities.” Look at what else I found on the site:  NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program!

Enjoy all SWE has to offer including quarterly magazines a conference issue and much more!  The fee for a yearly membership is $120 for professionals and a collegiate membership is $20.

[Editor’s Note: This is not a Kaplan Sponsored activity or organization. This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]


One response to “SWE: For girls of all ages and all stages of their careers!

  1. Jonathan Groves

    Will and others,

    One of the professors at Western Kentucky University (one of the universities I had earned a Master’s in mathematics), Barry Brunson, is a Faculty Fellow at the Women’s Studies Program and teaches classes from time to time about women in science and is also a member of AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics). So I’m sure that such discussions would excite him.

    I find it good that AWM allows men to join to allow them to show their support of women working in mathematics. Now that I think about it, the name does say “for women in mathematics” rather than “women mathematicians,” implying that the name of the organization is for anyone who supports women mathematicians.

    I think I had found some similar kinds of organizations in which only women could join (though I could either be wrong, or those organizations could simply be informal ones rather than organized, official ones such as AWM and SWE).

    Wherever SWE stands on membership for men, my main problem is that I’m not an engineer and don’t know much about that field–just a pure mathematician instead.

    Jonathan Groves

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