Welcome to Society of Women Engineers
Did you know that 20% of the undergraduate students in the College of Engineering are women? Joining the student section of the University of Maine Society of Women Engineers will help you connect with other women engineering students and build your network of future colleagues and established professional women engineers.
Who We Are
From the national SWE website,
“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. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.”
Who Can Join SWE?
The student section of the University of Maine SWE is open to all engineering majors, including engineering technology and engineering physics, as well as computer science and math majors. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. We’re not only open to women; men can join as well!
What We Do
UM SWE offers many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with events during the academic year. As part of our community outreach, we host a Girl Scout Science in Action Day each year, featuring fun engineering activities for local girl scouts to participate in and earn their merit badges. We also attend the regional and national conferences, which is a great opportunity to network with women professional engineers, engineering firms, and SWE students from other universities. Along with other engineering groups on campus, we host the university’s Engineering Formal in the spring. These are just some of our events — check out our Events Page for even more.
Want to get involved with SWE?
Meetings are held every other Wednesday at 5:30 in the FFA room in the Union, and every other Thursday at 5:30 in the Bumps room. Come to our next meeting and learn more about our chapter, or contact a UM SWE officer on FirstClass to find out more!
When you join, you’ll get a subscription to SWE Magazine, which features current trends in engineering fields, as well as issues particular to women engineers. You’ll also get a discount on your first year’s dues when you upgrade to professional membership at graduation.
We hope to see you soon!