Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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

Mission

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.

Region H Conference Bid

The Society of Women Engineers at UW-Platteville is bidding to host the Region H Conference in 2016. This conference will bring over 700 women engineers, both collegiates and professionals, to our campus to celebrate "eMpowering Women."

If we were to win the bid after presenting at this year's conference on March 7, 2015, the conference would be held on February 26th-28th, 2016. Our bid package is due December 19th, 2015, which includes a commitment for 25% of our planned budget. If you are interested in sponsoring, either as a company or individual, the documents detailing these options are linked to this page down below. If you are interested in pledging to sponsor us and have any questions regarding the bid, please contact Tammy Salmon-Stephens at salmont@uwplatt.edu or Kelly Myers at myerskell@uwplatt.edu.

Monthly Meetings

The UW-Platteville Chapter of SWE holds monthly chapter meetings to discuss activities, listen to guest speakers, and participate in company tours. Watch your e-mail for the SWEekly and mailbox for reminders and locations.

Involvement

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

Networking

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.

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