What is SWE?

SWE is a student-run organization for women engineers across the United States, providing a more relaxed environment for female engineering students and promoting student outreach. 

SWE not only includes women in engineering, but is open to anyone dedicated to promoting and advocating for women in STEM fields and providing a space for them. 

What SWE Does

The Society of Women Engineers is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to the equal opportunity of women in the engineering workplace, as well as promoting the study of engineering! SWE, at the national level, was founded in 1950 and has since become a great opportunity to network with professionals, attend conferences, participate in outreach events, develop leadership skills, and to socialize with other women in engineering. At ERAU, we strive to uphold the same guiding principles. SWE at ERAU offers many social, professional development, and outreach events throughout the year; whether trying to make friends, establish a successful career, help the community, or all three. SWE has something for everyone! For more information, please check out SWE at ERAU on Facebook, and head over to the official website for information about the national organization.

IGEW Committee

Yana is the President of the ERAU section of the Society of Women Engineers, a non-profit, student organization on campus. Yana grew up on Daufuskie Island and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she volunteered for four years as a Mock Trial Coach for middle schoolers, who advanced to the highest level of competition. She is currently studying Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Astronautics. With IGEW, Yana hopes that girls will see that they can pursue anything they dream of, and inspire the next generation of female engineers.

Sarah is a member of the IGEW Committee in the Society of Women Engineers. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and pursuing a degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This is her fourth year volunteering for the IGEW event and the second year being a member of the committee. Through IGEW Sarah hopes that girls will build confidence and pursue careers in STEM related careers.

Cameron is a member of the IGEW Event Planning Committee in the Society of Women Engineers, from Taunton, Massachusetts. As an Air Force JROTC cadet in high school, he strove to maintain high standards for himself so he could better help others in all possible ways. He is currently pursuing an Aerospace Engineering degree with a concentration in Aeronautics, and through IGEW he hopes to support the presence of STEM in the earlier life stages of future engineers.

Sophie is a member of the SWE IGEW Committee and is a senior at ERAU studying Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Astronautics. She grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota, where she was heavily involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition and grew to love STEM. She currently works on campus as a Resident Advisor and as a writing tutor. Sophie hopes to be able to influence and support young women to follow their dreams and become who they want to be.