During COVID-19, every activity has gone through changes and adaptations, Iowa State’s Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) is no exception to that. But SWE has found a way to continue to offer K-12 STEM outreach, utilizing the unique tools of technology.
Three Iowa State engineering student organizations joined together in support of a single mission: to support the 50K Coalition, a new national effort “to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025.” Iowa State’s chapters of National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers-Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES) and the Society of Women Engineers … Continue reading NSBE, SHPE-MAES and SWE join to support 50K Coalition
There is still time to register for the first Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow conference that will be held Sept. 15-16 here on campus. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend this conference, which will address things like professional development, leadership, preparing for future careers and diversity and inclusion. Registration for the event is open until … Continue reading New conference: Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow
SWE Sleepover becomes SWE University, attracts 53 high schoolers For 15 years, SWE Sleepover has brought 25-35 female high school seniors on campus to show them the ins and outs of engineering at Iowa State. This year, the College of Engineering and SWE partnered with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering to expand … Continue reading SWE outreach event doubles in size to draw more females to engineering
Elizabeth Bierman began her term as president-elect of the Society of Women Engineers this year, but her connection to the group goes back to her freshman year at Iowa State. Bierman joined SWE after her first week on campus in 1994, and her participation grew each year, extending to the professional level. Graduating from Iowa … Continue reading President-Elect Elizabeth Bierman hopes to expand SWE globally
The Senior Sleepover, an event where female high school seniors spend time with current students and participate in activities related to the College of Engineering, was held Friday, February 1, for its 13th year at Iowa State. There were 31 seniors in attendance. “The event is designed to encourage young women to pursue an engineering … Continue reading Senior Sleepover engages high school girls in engineering
On November 30, the Iowa State chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) honored 50 members during their annual banquet with SWE membership points. See the list below to see a list of members recognized at the banquet. Cynthia Lord, BSME’82, was the keynote speaker at the banquet. Lord congratulated the members and encouraged … Continue reading SWE banquet features ME alumna, recognizes members