Santa Clara University


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit 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. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that 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 section at Santa Clara University focuses on outreach to high school girls as well as personal and professional enrichment for members.

Events, Activities & Educational Outreach
  • Bi-weekly general meetings with dinner and a fun activity
  • Social events such as movie nights and cook-offs
  • Professional development events such as company workshops and SWE conferences
  • Study sessions
  • One Step Ahead: high school outreach program for girls interested in STEM fields

President: Erin Hicks
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tonya Nilsson & Dr. Ashley Kim
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