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
Upcoming Event: Social/Networking
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston Professional Section presents:
Intentional Communication— Avoiding MIS-communication!
Sponsored by: Draper Laboratory
Presented by: Jeanne Brady
Shaw was Wrong!
Communication is always taking place…
Of course, what Shaw meant was that intended communication does not take place. Occasionally it does. But when it doesn’t, we don’t have no communication, we have miscommunication. This is where we get into trouble!
Have you ever walked out of what you thought was a great meeting? You left with a spring in your step and a clear idea of what you needed to do. There was consensus, energy, and excitement about collaborating on a great project—you couldn’t wait to get started! But as soon as you begin, you find out that your team left that room with an amazing variety of “clarity”—all of which is incompatible with yours!
That's just one of the daily situations we encounter as engineers. Time is always short; we don't have any to waste on the consequences of miscommunication!
Learn how to communicate what you intend and listen to what others are really saying!
About the Speaker:
Jeanne Brady received her MS in Organizational Communication from Northeastern in 2010. She has also earned BS degrees in Humanities and Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and an MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern. She is a Principal Member of Staff at Draper Laboratory, a part-time instructor in the graduate Communications program at Northeastern University, and is currently president of the Boston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC Boston)
6:00 - 6:30: Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:00: Dinner
7:00 - 7:15: SWE announcements and a few words from Draper Laboratory
7:15 - 8:15: Main Presentation
8:15 - 8:30: Wrap Up
Dinner will be provided. Vegetarian option available.
Location: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
1 Hampshire Street
Rm. 1409 (Hill Building)
Find directions on the web at: www.draper.com/maps.
$4.99 Students/SWE unemployed members
$9.99 SWE Member
Free Speaker/Corporate Partners
Free Draper employees and MIT SWE members
*Note: Dinner and drinks are included.
To register for this event:
Late Registration or attendance will not be permitted. Attendees must supply name and the
name of the company you work for. Citizenship information is also required. All attendees must
present a government-issued picture ID. US Permanent residents should also show their Green
Card. Non-US citizens must show a valid VISA. All attendees will be required to sign a photo
release form. This event will be filmed by Draper Labs.
April Networking Brunch
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Location: Foundry on Elm, 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Please RSVP by: Friday, April 18, 2014 at http://www.sweboston.org
To register for this event:
SWE Boston's international brunch series continues this April! Foundry on Elm is a cross between an American pub and a French brasserie. It is located on the Red Line in Davis Square. Please join us for fine food and proper ale. To check out the menu, please go to this link: http://www.foundryonelm.com
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!
If you have questions, please contact Kim Wynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride shares are available. Check the SWE Boston Facebook page for upcoming information about ride shares.
Hope to see you there!
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 Leadership Summit
Region F is hosting a "Leadership Summit" on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Western New England University. This summit is available to the entire region. Its primary goals are to provide leadership training to the incoming & returning collegiate and professional officers, discuss Society initiatives relative to Region F, define Region F goals for FY14 and conduct Region business. Professional Section Reps must attend the Region Business Meeting Portion. The agenda will provide the professional development in the morning and then conduct region business after lunch. The entire event will run from 8:30am-4:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Region F Conference
The FY14 Region F Conference will be held at Western New England University. Our conference motto, “Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination” seeks to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit that drives engineers. Over 25 workshops and events will provide professional development and networking for collegiate and professional members. This includes the career fair, a good opportunity to meet amazing companies in our region.
We invite you to learn about this year's conference sessions and keynote speaker by visiting http://regionf.swe.org/region-f-conference
For registration: http://regionf.swe.org/registration
SWE National Conference - WE13
Oct 23 24 25
SWE Society Conference - WE14 + ICWES16, October 23-25, Los Angeles, California
More than 7,000 women from around the world will come together in Los Angeles next October for WE14 + ICWES16. Save the date now and make a plan to meet your peers and engaging organizations at the largest global exchange for change for women engineers.
WE14 will also be hosting ICWES16, the 16th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists. Now celebrating 50 years since the first ICWES, organized by SWE, WE14 + ICWES16 welcomes engineers and scientists from around the globe. Attendees from both organizations will discover the latest in technology while building their professional networks and contemplating the next steps in their careers.They'll be coming to network, start or advance their career and experience highly rated professional development offerings. Plan now to be among your peers—save the date to ensure you are part of this inspiring conference. As a woman in engineering and technology, it's the best way for you to add to your own personal history of success.
Interested in presenting at WE14 + ICWES16? The submission deadline is March 11, 2014 for WE14 and January 31, 2014 for ICWES16.
To learn more about this event, go to: http://Society of Woment Engineers.swe.org