ENGINEERING NEWS

SWE Earns National Award at Conference

The Northwestern Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers was acknowledged recently as an Outstanding Collegiate Section — Silver Level at the organization's national conference in Long Beach, CA.

The awards are given based on a collegiate sections' ability to meet SWE's strategic priorities (including outreach, education, and personal and professional growth). The competition has moved toward awarding sections who have reached a certain level in order to encourage continuous improvement and growth of each section.

"Northwestern University SWE had a record year of accomplishments that have further grown and strengthened our section's strong leadership and inspired us to expand with exciting new programs for the future," says president and McCormick student Lauren Keeley.

The Northwestern University SWE chapter, founded in 1976, includes graduate and undergraduate female and male engineers interested in making a change both on and off the campus. Through various hosted events, SWE members build relationships and networks with other female engineers and scientists, developing their skills in leadership, problem-solving, and interpersonal relationships.