Society of Women Engineers

Distinguished members Alyssa W. and Jessica B.

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.

GOALS 2015-2017

The UW-Platteville Society of Women Engineers strive to achieve, advance, and aspire women and men on campus. This group has formulated goals for the 2015-2017 school year:

  • Increase attendance and membership for both men and women in our section on campus for SWE.
  • Strive to become more diverse in the majors, besides engineering, we attract for our section on campus.
  • Connect with other organizations on campus to diversify our members.


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 our 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.

Each month our organization partners with another on campus organization for a different social. In the past we have gone to a brewers game with ASCE, game night with the robotics club, and decorated cookies and cupcakes with the Doyle Center. This spring semester we will be going to a Dubuque hockey game with the WEMS Mentor Program, Cake Decorating with the green campus project, and a cook-off with IEEE.

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.


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. Watch for more information coming shortly this spring semester.


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.

The first membership is a yearlong membership for $20 or a $50 membership coves all undergrad years, graduate school, and your first year as a professional. 

Chair positions 

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


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

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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