How did SWE Originate?
The Society of Women Engineers originated when small groups of women engineers and women engineering students began meeting independently in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Nearly 50 women from these groups came together on May 27, 1950, in New Jersey at Green Engineering Camp of the Cooper Union and formed the Society of Women Engineers.
What are SWE's objectives and mission?
SWE is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education.
The organization's four objectives are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago:
The mission statement, adopted in 1985, states: The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life,
Who can join SWE?
While most SWE members are women engineers or women engineering students located in the United States and Puerto Rico, anyone who supports the organization's objectives may apply for membership. SWE has members in every state as well as in more than 20 foreign countries and U.S. military locations overseas. U.S. citizenship is not required.
How can I join SWE?
To join the Society of Women Engineers, you must fill out an application and submit it with payment.
How can I receive a membership application?
You can apply online!!! Just click here!
If you have any questions or still need an application form, feel free to contact the University of Toledo SWE Chapter ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
What is the cost of a SWE membership?
Dues for full time students are $20 annually.
Student applicants are not required to pay an application fee.
What form of payment will SWE accept?
SWE accepts money orders, personal checks, and Visa and Master Card. Checks should be made payable to SWE.
How do I submit my application?
Society of Women Engineers