The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an 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. SWE 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 mission is to 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, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
Created in 2010, the JMU collegiate section E112 focuses to reach out into our Harrisonburg community to establish engineering as a career aspiration to women. We address our goals by providing professional development sessions at regional conferences for members in all career stages. We also create educational workshops to encourage young, developing students to pursue a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career. Running just as deep as the camaraderie we share, are the opportunities and resources that come along with membership.