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Eastern North Carolina
Society of Women Engineers



Welcome to the website of the Eastern North Carolina section of SWE!  As you browse our site, we hope you will find helpful information about opportunities to get involved in your local section and meet other members.


We are based out of the Raleigh/Durham area, and we usually have dinner meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights starting around 6PM and typically in a location that is convenient to RTP, Raleigh, Cary, & Durham.  For example, past meetings have been held at Trali Irish Pub at Brierdale (Brier Creek area) between Raleigh and Durham, and at Johnny Carino's at Southpoint Mall in Durham.  Except for a couple of special meetings, members pay for their own meal if the meeting is located at a restaurant.  Once or twice a year, we may schedule events on Saturday or Sunday (e.g., one year we had a tour of the Duke Primate Center).  Our events are usually in the months from September through May/June.  Meeting invites are e-mailed out each month as well as posted on our website.


Even if you do not live in the Triangle area, there are still opportunities to be involved by e-mail, such as helping with our annual essay contest.  Please let us know if you are interested in those opportunities!


Do you want to get more involved in SWE?  There are lots of ways to do so (many that don't require much time).  We need help with little administrative details as well as volunteers to help welcome new members and to help with essay contest and other career guidance events.


We are always looking to try new things, so if you have any ideas for events or activities from previous experience with other sections, please let us know.  We do have certain activities that are traditional, but we'd like to expand our activities as well!


If you would like to join our mailing list, please let us know by sending us an email at easternncswe@gmail.com.  Our mailing list is only used for meeting announcements and volunteer opportunities related to SWE/ engineering – we won't send you any unrelated "junk" emails.  You do not have to be a member of the National SWE organization to participate in most of our activities, but we strongly encourage you to join if you can – a portion of the dues paid to the National organization comes back to us and is used to fund meeting speakers and activities such as our essay contest.


Because what we can email to our members is limited, we post additional information about engineering and volunteer activities in the area here on our website.  If you have any information you'd like us to add -- meetings for another related organization, job opportunities that you've heard about, opportunities for members to volunteer to share science and math-related activities with local children -- let us know and we'll post it.  As our section technically covers about two-thirds of the state, from Winston-Salem to the coast, we are especially interested in activities outside the Triangle so that we can provide information to those members who are unable to attend our meetings.  Also, let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement, or if you have any questions about where to find specific information.
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Contact us at:

Society of Women Engineers

Eastern North Carolina Section

PO Box 14731

Durham, NC  27709-4731



The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization.  SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women.  SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.


Support SWE's mission to:

    • Provide opportunities for women to attain, enhance, and demonstrate leadership, professional, and technical excellence that results in career aspiration, advancement, achievement, and satisfaction.
    • Embrace and promote the value and power of diversity in specialties, age, race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, and interests.
    • Share its acquired knowledge and promote programs that bridge the gaps in recruitment, professional development, and retention of women in engineering.
    • Inspire girls and women from diverse backgrounds and life stages to aspire to engineering for meaningful and rewarding careers.