Welcome to the SWE Boston Section Website!
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nonprofit 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. The objectives for the Society were adopted when the society was founded in 1950 and are still applicable today:
- Inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
- Assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
- Serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
- Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.
SWE Boston News
Call for Volunteers: Merit Certificate Presenters
Calling ALL SWE Members!
Another school year is drawing to a close and high schools and middle schools in our section are beginning to request SWE Merit Certificates to recognize girls who have excelled in their Math and Science classes. Several schools have requested a SWE representative to present the Merit Certificates to the recipients at their annual awards ceremony.
The award recipients have already been selected and certificates have been mailed to the schools.
The schools requesting a presenter are listed below.
This one-time task typically takes only an hour or two of your time. The actual presenting takes about 5 minutes, and generally presenters are present for the entire awards ceremony, plus your travel time to and from the school. We can provide you with a script if you are unsure what to say.
The award recipients are female students who have excelled in math and science, and receiving an award from SWE is almost always the first exposure to SWE, and perhaps to engineering, the students have had. These students may very well be our next generation of SWE members! Having an actual SWE member present the award is greatly appreciated by the school's faculty.
Please email Darcie Giard (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are interested or have any questions.
DIGHTON-REHOBETH HIGH SCHOOL in
N. Dighton, Massachusetts
Date: Thurs., May 30th
Time: 6:30 PM
MIDDLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL in
Date: Thurs., May 30th
Time: 6:00 PM
BOW HIGH SCHOOL in
Bow, New Hampshire
Date: Tues., June 4th
Time: 7:00 PM
PROFILE SCHOOL in
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Date: Weds., June 5th
Time: 7:00 PM
Upcoming Event: Social Networking - Applebee's
SWE Boston's brunch series continues this June in Applebees at Hudson. Network with fellow members and find out how you can get involved in SWE Boston activities. Please join us with your family and friends for the sizzling Entrees, under 550 calories chicken and shrimp dishes, soups, salads and much more. To check out the menu, please click here http://www.applebees.com/menu
This casual networking brunch is limited to 15 due to space limitations at the restaurant, so please RSVP early. There is no registration fee to attend; it is a pay for your own meal event. Please RSVP by Friday at noon so that we can make table reservations. Hope to see you there!
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 222 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749
RSVP by: Friday, June 14, 2013.
Check the SWE Boston Facebook page for upcoming information about ride shares.
Upcoming Event: June Professional Development Meeting
SWE Annual Awards Banquet and
"A Space Shuttle Journey"
Robert Curbeam Jr, a US astronaut, retired Navy Captain and current vice president of Mission Assurance for Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems will take us on a space shuttle journey, from start to finish, explaining his adventures.
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Raytheon in Waltham, Massachusetts
$4.99 Student or Event Organizer
$9.99 SWE Member
Free Raytheon Employees
*Note: Dinner and drinks are included.
Click here for more details and to register for this event.
Upcoming Event: June Book Club
The Mobile Wave:
How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything
by Michael J. Saylor
Tea & snacks will provided by the hostess, and afterward attendees may go on a walk through the woods down to a nearby lake.
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hopkinton, Massachusetts (Exact address to be disclosed after registration.)
Free SWE Member
To register for this event:
For questions please contact Phyllis Doig at: email@example.com
SWE Boston is excited to announce that our organization was awarded the following at the SWE National Conference in Houston in 2012:
Thank you to all the volunteers who made these awards possible!
Region F News
Region F Conference
More information coming soon!
SWE National Conference - WE12
Nov 08 09 10
Are you planning on attending the National Conference? We'll keep you posted on all of the interesting events at the National Conference - including the details of the annual SWE Boston meetup. We will also be providing information on events, like Celebrate SWE, the Awards Banquet, and any other events that may be of special interest to Boston members. We will also do our best to set up room shares if you request one. NOTE: This registration does NOT register you for the National Conference. Please see below for more information on how to register for the National Conference.
To receive updates, please register here: