Harvey Mudd College

Society of Women Engineers

"Life's variable; SWE's your constant."

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a group dedicated to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, and to demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE also hopes to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life for all. The HMC chapter of SWE tries to achieve this by hosting professional and social programs for all students regardless of their major.

We share the mission of National SWE as adopted in 1986:

  • 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

Also, our goals coincide with that of National SWE, of which we are a student section:

  • To inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
  • To serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
  • To encourage women engineers to attain higher levels of educational and professional achievement.

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WE 2016 Conference

Every year, we send a handful of SWE members to the SWE WE Conference.

HMC SWE sends interested members to the SWE National Conference every year. The conference is a great networking opportunity for those who want to land a job or learn about different companies.

SWE Outreach Events

Middle School Outreach

Members visit middle schools around the area and talk about how they got interested in engineering, the classes they took in high school, and what careers they may have in the future

High School Outreach

We host engineering-related workshops and lab tours for high school students around the LA area. Our members chat with the students during workshops about STEM-related careers and interests.

We also host the Women Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow (WEST) Conference every year at Harvey Mudd College for female high schoolers in the area.

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