Society of Women Engineers

Executive Board 2016-2017

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a student organization. It is a campus section of the national society.


To stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as leaders and engineers, expand the image of the engineering profession, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

Members and Prospective members

The 2016-2017 Executive board is excited for the new school year and for all the events our section is holding this year. Please meet our executive board with this bio sheet and see what this group does for fun.

There are two types of memberships available to anyone who would like to join our section. You can fill out the Collegiate Membership Application Form obtained here or by the Executive board and returned. Or by applying online for a membership.

  1. The first membership is a year long membership for $20.
  2. Or a $50 membership that covers all undergrad years, graduate school, and your first year as a professional.

Our section has numerous different chair positions for our section. This is a great way to get involved with the UW-Platteville SWE section. Each chair position has one upper-class student to help guide an under-class student. The chair also reports to a different executive board member. Check out the Chair Position Descriptions of all the awesome positions we have to offer. If you are interested in one of the chair positions contact one of the executive board members or email us at

All of our meetings can be found on the side of this page. We will only be emailing our events and not providing a paper mailer to everyone this year. Please check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for updates from our events. 

Monthly Meetings

The UW-Platteville section of SWE holds monthly section meetings to discuss activities, listen to guest speakers, and participate in company tours. Watch your e-mail for out weekly email, SWEekly, with updates for our chapter. If you would like to receive the SWEekly please email the executive board and we would be more than happy to add you. 


For all SWE social activities, meet in the Women in EMS Mentor Center, Otts 045. This is also where the SWE is located. The SWE section is active in EMS Expo, Women in Engineering Career Day, WEMS Advisory board, and other university/college sponsored events. The section enjoys collaborating with other student groups and providing outreach to elementary, middle, and high school students.

New this year, 2016-2017, a new event is being created to do outreach with the local Girl Scout troops. This event will take place in the spring semester. If you would like to help with this event please contact our executive board. 


Women in EMS Mentor Center

Many of the SWE members connect on a daily basis through interaction in the Women in EMS Mentor Center. It is also used as a group and individual study area for anyone looking for a place to study.


The Society of Women Engineers at UW-Platteville hosted the Region H Conference in February. This conference brought over 700 women, both collegiate and professionals, to our campus to celebrate "M" Powering Women. For information on how the conference went please click the the Region H conference link above.

SWE Upcoming Events and Meetings

SWE Upcoming Events and Meetings


SWEet Advice with Industry
Monday, January 30th
Otts 144, 5:30-7PM

SWE Section Meeting: Personality Strengths in the Workforce
Wednesday, Febuary 8th
Otts, , 6PM

SWE Social: Hockey Game
Friday, Febuary 24th
Dubuque, Meeting In Otts 045 at 

Section Meeting: Germany Skype Meeting And Nominations
Tuesday, March 7th
Otts 045, Noon

Girl Scout Day
Saturday, March 25th 
Otts tbd, 

SWE Social: Cake Decorating
Thursday, March 30th
Otts 045, 6PM

SWE Elections (Paid Members Only)
Tuesday, March 4th
Otts tbd, 6PM

SWE Section Meeting: Current Local Engineering Projects
Wednesday, April 19th
Otts tbd, 6PM

SWE Brat Sale
Wednesday April 19th- Thursday April 20th
Outside of Otts, 11-1

SWE Section Meeting: Science of Working Dogs
Wednesday, May 3rd
Otts tbd, 6PM

SWE Social: Cook-Off
Monday, May 8th
Otts 045, 6PM

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