What is SWE?

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more.

At Western Michigan University, SWE is determined to help improve the skill sets of our members and offer advice, guidance, and the ability for personal growth. As an organization we hold multiple events including Engineer for a Day, Making it Matter, and Dinner with Industry. We also are involved with science nights at local schools and Science Olympiad.


SWE at WMU also gets the chance to attend the National and Regional conferences help by the National section of SWE. These conferences offer a career fair, informational seminars on various topics for personal/professional growth, and an opportunity to network with both collegiate and professional women engineers.