The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, and service organization dedicated to promoting interest in and encouraging women to pursue the fields of science and engineering.


Each quarter, our section of SWE holds 1 major event, 1-2 general meetings, a few small social events, and outreach events. Just a few of these events are outlined below.

Major Events

Our major events consist of the following (click on title for more information):

  • STEP Program
  • A 3-Day Summer Technology and Engineering Program for 7-9th Grade Girls
  • Industry Day
  • Technical career fair
  • Career Day For Girls
  • Outreach event for middle and high school girls
  • Spring Banquet
  • A banquet honoring current SWE Members
  • General Meetings

    Our general meetings are a time when our SWE members can gather for updates on SWE events, participate in some sort of programming, grab some free food, buy SWE t-shirts, and just hang out.

    Social Events

    For social events, we often try to organize lunches at the North Campus Einstein's Bagels. Sometimes we also have movie outings and are planning to hold more social events this upcoming fall when we return to school.

    Outreach Events

    We participate in various volunteer outreach events within the Northwestern and neighboring communities including Take Your Daughter to Work Day, Girl Scout Badge Activities and Engineering Week.