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What is SWE?

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) strives 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.

Benefits
Building skills necessary to be a successful student, leader, and engineer: There are opportunities to plan meetings, organize career guidance events, better your speaking skills, and even plan a National Conference.

Experience of other members: Meeting women from companies and even reading about the careers of successful members in SWE, the magazine of the Society can provide you with role-models and possibly mentors

Networking: SWE offers many opportunities to make contacts at large and small companies. Members can contact other SWE members at potential employers before interviewing to get inside information about the company.

Effect on your career: SWE offers career guidance to its members. In addition to our local section's internship/scholarship database, there are nationwide resources to help you with your job/internship search.

Fun. Its fun to get together with SWE friends. Some meetings are more technical and some are planned simply for socializing.

Information. You can add to your business knowledge with seminars like "Conflict Management" & Professional Presence". Members can supply details about graduate schools, companies, internships, and scholarships too.

Teamwork: Here's your chance to build your teamwork skills.Everything we do either for fundraising or volunteering to help out involves people working together and helping each other out.

Support: As aspiring women engineers and scientists, we can sometimes feel isolated in and around the College. SWE gives you a feeling of belonging, with members to reassure that you can succeed.
Values

Values are the core beliefs that guide the UCR Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers. They are what provide the immediate foundation by which we are recognized as part of the Society and set apart from the general student population of the college.

* Professionalism - We conduct our activities in a businesslike manner.

* Integrity - We aspire honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.

* Respect - We acknowledge individuality differences and strive to respect the value that they bring.

* Mutual Support - We provide support for personal and professional development.

Activities
  • Create career and personal development workshops
  • Offer an internship and scholarship database
  • Develop outreach program to educate pre-college students and their parents about career opportunities available in engineering for women
  • Offer tutoring program
  • Attend regional and national conference
  • Participate in National Engineering Week
  • Offer Women in Engineering Speaker Series
  • Annual leadership retreat
  • Participate in Women's History Month activities
  • Quarterly social activities and Year-End Banquet
History

The Society of Women Engineers - University of California , Riverside Student Section was founded in 1998. Our organization strives to stimulate women to achieve their 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. We conduct our activities in a professional manner, aspiring to honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities. We acknowledge individual differences and strive to respect the value that they bring, along with providing support for personal and professional development.

From the day our section was founded until now, members of our organization have experienced valuable benefits, from building the skills necessary to become successful student leaders and engineers, to meeting new people by networking and gaining support from fellow women engineers. Members of SWE at UCR have had many opportunities to take advantage of during the course of our history. There have been opportunities to plan meetings, organize career guidance events, improve speaking skills, and even plan a National Conference. Members get a chance to gain experience working in teams, and also expand on their knowledge of graduate schools, companies, internships, and scholarships.

A few accomplishments and successful events SWE has achieved are being named College of Engineering 's Outstanding Club of the Year for the '03-'04 school year and our annual Girl Scout Day outreach event, which was Out Reach Event of the Year for the '04-'05 school year. SWE also participates in National Engineering Week every year with the Women's Professional Panel Event for the past several years. Panel members have included current professors at UCR, alumni, leaders in industry and the Chancellor. Members have also had the opportunity to participate at national and regional conferences each year, including this past year in Anaheim , California . This past summer, SWE members also contributed their volunteer efforts to the Minds for Design summer Girl Scout Day Camp, which introduces girls to thinking like scientists and engineers.

Date of foundation of the chapter: 1998
Officers

President:
Brenda Pena

bpena003@ucr.edu

Vice President:
Odalys Garau
ogara001@ucr.edu

Secretary:
Sandra Hernandez

shern016@ucr.edu

Treasurer:
Sojin Ahn

sahn005@ucr.edu
Leila Suasnabar
lsuas001@ucr.edu

Outreach:
Jasmine Moreno

jmore021@ucr.edu
Noelle Parker
npark013@ucr.edu

Mentorship:
Nicole Lee

nlee013@ucr.edu

Social Chairs:
Margarita Rodriguez

mrodr047@ucr.edu
Michelle Peralta
mpera002@ucr.edu

Prof. Development:
Danielle Bacon

dbaco001@ucr.edu

Public Relations:
Anagaby Toledo-Luna

atole005@ucr.edu

Newsletter Editor
Nikita Haridoss

nhari002@ucr.edu

Advisors:
Sharon Walker

swalker@engr.ucr.edu
Elaine Haberer
haberer@ee.ucr.edu
Jun Wang
junwang@engr.ucr.edu
Rachael Lomax
rachaelannelomax@gmail.com

Contact
Society of Women Engineers
UC Riverside
Bourns College of Engineering
Riverside, CA 92521-0144
(909) 787 - 5651
Email:
swe@engr.ucr.edu

 
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