What is SWE?

Benefits of SWE

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, guidence, and the ability for personal growth. As an organisation we hold multiple events including Engineer for a Day, Making it Matter, and Women in Engineering.


SWE at WMU also gets the chance to attend the National and Regional conferences help by the National section of SWE. These conferences offer informational sessions for personal/professional growth, and they each offer a career fair.