What is SWE?

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) gives support, guidance and recognition to women engineers and engineering students. Today, SWE is a nationally recognized professional, educational, non-profit, service organization. Its student section membership includes graduate and undergraduate female and male engineers. 


Mission Statement

The Society of Women Engineers encourages women in engineering and science fields. We work to increase awareness of the opportunities for women in engineering, to help overcome challenges that are encountered, and to increase communication, teamwork and leadership. SWE provides an environment of personal and professional growth to compliment the academic experience. SWE members work on improving their skills in leadership, problem solving and interpersonal relationships. Along with responsibilities come the rewards of accomplishing goals, making a difference in the lives of others, affecting policy at the university and building a network of professional friends. The SWE experience prepares its members to be successful professionals. In addition to building upon previous programs, SWE tries to discover new methods of encouraging and supporting women in engineering. SWE has many activities to help you develop the skills to succeed. 


National Organization

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, We can continue to make a lasting impact on the future.



Region H

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 Region H is the Heartland Region, which is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. It is the largest Region with over 2800 members including professionals and students. There are currently 17 professional sections and 46 collegiate sections.

SWE Region H

University of Notre Dame