STEM Results Profile of the Day - Society of Women Engineering (SWE)
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 16, 2012
Founded in 1950, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women.. The mission of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 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, and demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE's membership is comprised of 22,000 individual members, over half of which are students, and includes 300 collegiate member sections and 100 professional member sections.
In addition to disbursing 188 new and renewed scholarships totaling $540,000 annually, SWE’s Annual Conference draws over 6,000 participants every year. SWE’s has over 200 online professional development webinars for women in engineering. SWE’s Wow! That’s Engineering outreach events are held in three cities per year, and attract 300 young women participants. SWE also publishes its quarterly SWE Magazine, and recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with The Journal of the Society of Women Engineers, 60th Anniversary Edition.