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Recent Announcements

  • WV-SWE Lunch Gathering - Weds., Sept 18, 2019 Greetings!  Please mark your calendars for the next WV-SWE lunch gathering at noon, Wednesday, September 18th , at Nearly Normals on 15th Street, just north of Monroe. Please ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2019, 8:28 PM by St. Liber
  • An evening at McMenamins Feb 8th, 2018 Please mark your calendars for this great WVS-SWE informal gathering:Thursday, February 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 (or so) – McMenamins on Monroe Come and bring a friend! A ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2018, 9:05 PM by Debra Friedrichsen
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Upcoming Professional Development Programs

  • A guided tour of the Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon Jan 2017 On Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 PM the Willamette Valley chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is hosting a guided tour of the Space Museum at the Evergreen ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2017, 9:48 AM by Debra Friedrichsen
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll – Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness and Response The Willamette Valley Section of the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) welcomes you to a panel discussion on earthquake awareness, preparedness and response. Out three panelists will address the topic ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2016, 6:01 PM by Debra Friedrichsen
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Recent Announcements

  • Register TODAY for the 2018 Banquet! 19th Annual Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet When: Wednesday, February 26, 2018 Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331 Schedule of Events:     5:00-6:00PM    Networking Hour                                           6:00PM             Dinner, Awards, Keynote Speaker The Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers is sponsoring the 19th Annual Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet on February 26, 2018. For over 50 years, Engineers Week has helped to promote awareness of the engineering profession and to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering. In support of these objectives, we invite you, your colleagues, and your guests to attend this year's banquet.We are excited to host Michael Foss, a senior manager for Logistics Optimization ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2018, 12:09 PM by Debra Friedrichsen
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What is WVS-SWE?

The Willamette Valley Section (WVS) was chartered in 1997 and covers the mid-Willamette Valley from Salem to Eugene. Although our section is relatively small (typically 30-40 paying members) it is extremely vital. Programs have been added every year, so please take a look at our events section. The Girl Scouts program that was started in 2002 has really taken off and we are planning many Girl Scout events this year. We will be hosting our annual National Engineer's Week Banquet, giving monetary awards for the essay contest as well as our scholarship, and coordinating monthly programs for both members and non-members. We provide a full schedule of career guidance (outreach to elementary, middle school, high school and college women) and professional development (programs directed at the professional members) activities.

Please take advantage of the benefits of membership. As a member you will be able to vote in local and national SWE elections. The local section offers excellent opportunities for networking, outreach, and a support group of other women engineers. From SWE National you will receive SWE magazine, free access to over 20 professional devlopment webinars and access to their member directory and career services (resume database, job searching). And don't forget the SWE National Conference (held yearly in the fall)! This is an opportunity to meet women from all over the country including many of the 'first' women engineers. Region J (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska) also has a yearly conference in the spring.


What can SWE do for me?

• Inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and of the opportunities open to them
• Assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement
• Serve as a center of information on women in engineering
• Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement


• Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
• Expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life
• Demonstrate the value of diversity

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