Message from the President

Welcome to the NYS Capital District section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)! The 2018-2019 SWE year has just begun, and we’re ready to kick off with some excellent activities!

We closed Spring 2018 with a Technical Tour of Walthousen Reactor Critical Facility, our signature Wine Women & Chocolate, and several outreach events. We also hosted our 16th Annual Merit Award Dinner in April. The Merit Award Dinner is our largest outreach event every year and recognizes over 60 female juniors in high school in the Capital Region. We held a Zumbathon fundraiser for it, and successfully raised over $300! We will have corporate sponsorship opportunities available for the 2019 Merit Award Dinner. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more.

The momentum will continue this Fall! We will start off the year with an Open House in October to welcome new faces and say hello again to the returning ones. This year, we will also be planning a presentation with the SWE Leadership Coaching Committee, a technical tour, exciting new professional development and networking events, and volunteering at outreach events in the area. 

Along with all of the fun, and engaging events, we’ve been working on expanding our Leadership Development Series program. We now hold several LDS dinners throughout the year and enjoy co-sponsoring some of the dinners with local companies and their Employee Resource Groups. If you or your company are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to

We have a fun-filled Fall ahead of us and are excited to share it with you. Please check our website and calendar for the latest information on our events. If you want to learn more about SWE or join our listserve, please email

See you soon!
Julia Dockum
NYS Capital District SWE Section