Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an 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. SWE 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.
Our mission is to 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, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
JMU SWE focuses to reach out into our community to establish engineering as a career aspiration to women. JMU SWE concentrates on following goals and objectives:
- Growing the Profession—To increase the number of women choosing to enter the engineering and technology profession.
- Professional Excellence—To have the women in engineering and technology excel professionally, and their achievements are showcased and valued.
- Industry Catalyst—To create SWE as a catalyst for changing the professional climate to enable women in engineering and technology to excel.
JMU Society of Women Engineers addresses these goals by providing professional development sessions at regional conferences for members in all career stages. We also create educational workshops to encourage young, developing students to pursue a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career. Running just as deep as the camaraderie we share, are the opportunities and resources that come along with membership.
Upcoming Events and Programs
For More Information
- March 21
Engaged Students Conference
Montpelier Room and Foyer
2nd Floor East Campus Dining Hall
- March 26
IEEE Central Virginia Section Meeting
featuring two JMU Engineering project presentations.
- March 28-29
Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair
Virginia Military Institute
- April 11 and 14
Open house for admitted students
- April 24
Faraday Lecture: The Future of 3D Printing
- April 26
Madison Engineering xChange 2014
ISAT/CS – First Floor
- Study Abroad Opportunities
- Engineering Mailing List