About SWE

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.

Our UNF section embodies all of the values and objectives set forth by the Society of Women Engineers. As a student organization we encourage college bound and current college students to pursue a career in the field of engineering.  

Mission Statement

The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

SWE UNF’S Objectives

We strive to make contributions to the diversification of engineering. Our objectives include: 

  •  Informing young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them. 
  • Serving as a center of information for women in engineering.
  • Encouraging women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

What We Do

K-12 Outreach Events:

  •   Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girls Scouts, K-5th Grade): The event is a nationally recognized effort to expose and encourage young females to consider a career in engineering. SWE members teach local girl and their chaperones about the life-changing benefits communities have received due to engineering advancements throughout history and present exciting hands-on learning experiences which have a high focus on STEM.
Pictures below from IGED 2014, we are grateful to our sponsors the University of North Florida College of Engineering and Waffle House


(Above) Girls taking a tour of the College of Engineering at the University of North Florida. (Side) Time for circuits, girls learning about Electrical Engineering.


  • Expanding Your Horizons (6th-8th Grade): SWE UNF participated in the planning of the first EYH North Florida Conference during E-Week of 2013. EYH is a national recognized STEM event that nurtures girls' interest in science and math courses and encourages them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Mentoring Program

SWE UNF Leadership Pipeline: Students who show an interest in SWE early on are taken under the wing of the officers and chairs. These students are then mentored and prepared for leadership roles in SWE by shadowing SWE UNF officers and chairs.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! (Remember to include SWE as your club affiliation!)

Professional Development Seminars

In an effort to prepare their members for internships and jobs, SWE UNF offers a variety of professional development seminars covering topics such as communication skills, job searching skills, resume writing and mock interviews.