SWE Leading Ladies Aug/Sept '13
To spark innovation and expand our diversity, we share the excitement of engineering with girls in grades K-12 and young women who are about to embark on this life changing journey.
Providing our members with the necessary tools to succeed academically and professionally is our main priority but watching them grow and become the best engineers that they can be will be a mission accomplished.
Women engineers are innovators and have demonstrated time and again that they are up to the challenge of engineering. Women continue to accomplish more each day and through SWE we will encourage each other along the way.
Join UIC SWE and become part of a community of peers just like yourself. This community can provide you with training, advice and unlimited opportunities. Women at UIC SWE strive to support each other to excel and succeed.
The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational service organization that was founded in 1949-1950 when small groups of women engineers started meeting in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The Society was incorporated in 1952.
SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. It empowers women to succeed, advance towards their goals, and be recognized for life changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
Today, there are more than 90 professional sections and more than 300 collegiate sections worldwide!
The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Chicago is a multi-disciplinary student organization that was chartered in 1986. It was initiated to provide female engineering students with the necessary skills to assure that they succeed academically and professionally. This group is also a celebration of the many accomplishments that women have achieved in this field.
SWE's mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.
SWE members at UIC are provided with leadership and networking opportunities which are vital skills for any profession but in particular SWE offers:
SWE can also be an excellent way to:
UIC SWE has received the following awards: