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posted Apr 28, 2018, 4:57 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Section Elections: The slate will be announced at our May meeting and elections will be conducted in late May, with new officers announced before the June meeting.



Happy Engineers Week!

posted Feb 22, 2018, 6:54 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Happy Engineers Week!! Our section celebrated by hosting two outreach events today. This morning some of our members attended a networking breakfast at the Governors Academy for Engineering Studies at LC Bird HS. Our members had a chance to speak to high school girls about their experience and share advice with them as they plan for college and their careers.

Our second event was "Let's Do Some Engineering!" at the Manchester YMCA. We did a Pollution Patrol activity which focused on environmental engineering and a Ship the Chip activity which focused on design and packaging engineering. We worked with middle school students. It was a lot of fun!

Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
For more information about Engineers Week, click here.



Upcoming Events

posted Oct 9, 2017, 6:46 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

View our Events page to learn more about the following  upcoming events!

-Escape Room & Dinner: October 17th at 5pm
-T-Shirt Design Contest: Ends October 27th 
-WestRock Tour - November (TBD)


Happy summer!

posted Jul 8, 2017, 6:46 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

We are taking July and August off from our monthly business conference calls, but we do have an outreach event planned in July - join us if you're interested. Our officers are looking ahead to the fall: look for our annual planning session in September or October, and then we'll host events from October through June! Our monthly conference calls will also resume in the fall.

In the meantime, if you have ideas for events, would like to volunteer as an officer, or have any other questions for SWE, email us at swe.richmond@gmail.com. Enjoy your summer!

Winter and spring events

posted Jan 31, 2017, 7:23 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Check out our events page for upcoming events. We have a mix of engineering outreach, professional development, and social events planned for the next few months. Our calendar page lists our events plan through the rest of our fiscal year.

We're accepting applications for our scholarship now through March 1.

SWE's mid-Atlantic region will be holding our conference February 24-26 in Syracuse. This will be the last regional conference as SWE transitions to WE Local conferences that will be smaller versions of the large annual WE conference. The first WE Local conferences will also be held in February in Pittsburgh and San Jose.

Planning meeting Sunday, October 2

posted Sep 12, 2016, 7:03 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

We'll be hosting our annual planning meeting on Sunday, October 2 at a member's house. All members are invited to join us. Please email swe.richmond@gmail.com to RSVP and get directions.

We plan to continue successful events like our hot chocolate social and our Women in Engineering panel at VCU, and we'll be thinking up some new events like a group outing to the movie Hidden Figures about NASA physicist Katherine Johnson.

We'll begin our monthly conference calls in October.

Additional scholarship opportunities

posted May 10, 2016, 7:29 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

SWE-RVA encourages young women who will be in engineering school this fall to apply for these additional scholarship opportunities.

Dominion is a longtime supporter of our section, and their Diversity Scholarship Program is wonderful for promoting diversity and inclusion in the engineering profession. Applications are open through May 31. Recipients will receive a stipend and must commit to a paid internship this summer.

The Society of Women Engineers also offers Society-level scholarships. The upperclassmen application period has closed, but freshman scholarships are open through May 16.

2016 Scholarship

posted Jan 5, 2016, 5:49 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

We are now accepting applications for our 2016 scholarship! Information and the application are available on our scholarship page. Please share it with any young women who are planning to enter engineering school this fall!

We also have a campaign underway to endow our scholarship. If you are interested in donating, please visit our campaign page.

www.swe-rva.org in use

posted Nov 29, 2015, 2:16 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

We have now updated our website to use www.swe-rva.org on all pages instead of just as a forwarding address to our Google Sites address https://sites.google.com/site/ricsocietyofwomenengineers/. If you find any broken links or images, please email us at swe.richmond@gmail.com to let us know!

swe-rva.org will forward you to www.swe-rva.org, because Google Sites won't allow us to map swe-rva.org directly.

Our webmaster position is open if anyone would like to volunteer! We could use help with anything from monthly additions to our events and calendar pages to an overall site refresh/update.

Region E Conference

posted Nov 14, 2015, 2:43 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Registration is now open for the SWE Region E Conference, co-hosted by our neighbor sections! The Hampton Roads professional section and the Old Dominion University collegiate section are excited to welcome SWE members from across the mid-Atlantic region to Newport News this February.

Our section has lots of events coming up in Richmond too - check out the Events page for details.

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