About UW SWE

The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 and is a non-profit educational service organization of both professional engineers and engineering students. Professional and student chapters such as the UW’s are located throughout the world and membership is open to both women and men.

Our mission is to motivate both women and men 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.

Learn more about how to become a member here and sign up for our mailing list here!


Why Join SWE?

Our main priority is you, the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) student. All of the events we organize are geared toward helping you learn more about the numerous educational and professional opportunities that are out there as you work toward your degree. In October of 1997, company tours were added to our list of events. If there’s a company you’d like to tour, drop us an email and let us know!

We organize:

  • Company tours

  • January Engineering Evening with Industry Banquet

  • Engineering Majors Fair

  • Community outreach for K-12 student

  • Fun activities!

  • Resume critiques and mock interviews, which provide help with the dreaded, but vital job searching process

  • Monthly general meetings that feature influential guest speakers (i.e. professors or professionals), information on upcoming engineering events, and of course, good food

2019-2020 SWE Officers

Executive officers


General Officers