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.
Maegan Lucas is a junior majoring in Computer Engineering and this is her second year with the IGEW Committee, serving as the committee ambassador last year. This is her third year in SWE. Outside of SWE, Maegan is the secretary for Tau Beti Pi, an engineering honor society. She loves to read and is always free to talk about books! Maegan grew up in the northern Panhandle of Florida, where you can see practically all of the stars in the Milky Way. This started her love and curiosity for space, leading her to Embry-Riddle. Her hopes for IGEW 2023 are that it helps inspire young women to lean into their curiosity and know that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.
Carly McDonald is currently a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, studying aerospace engineering. She has been a proud member of both the IGEW committee and SWE since the fall of her freshman year. Outside of SWE, she serves as one of two Co-Coordinators of the university's Women's Ambassadors, aiming to encourage more female students to pursue STEM careers at the university. She also writes for the admissions blog, is a member of the Orientation Team, and is an Honors Program mentor. In the summer of 2022, Carly had the opportunity to gain real-world experience as a Systems Engineering Intern at Sierra Nevada Corporation. Carly's current goal for IGEW 2023 is to encourage more girls and young women to pursue STEM careers by showing them that anything is possible.
Jessica Sammons is a second year computer engineering major at Embry Riddle and this is her first year in IGEW. She is beyond excited to be part of the team! Originally from Houston, Texas, Jessica has grown up with a love of space. From Doctor Who to Star Wars, most of the media she consumed from a young age was space themed. She is most excited to meet the next generation of women in STEM and encourage them to reach for the stars (both literally and figuratively).