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SWE (Society of Women Engineers) 

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an international not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities. SWE was founded in 1950.

  • Goal 1: Professional excellence - SWE will develop women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives.
  • Goal 2: Globalization - SWE will be recognized as a global, inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are.
  • Goal 3: Advocacy - SWE will advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology.

SWE has over 40,000 individual members who are collegiates and professionals in over 300 collegiate member sections and 100 professional member sections.

National Conference

The national SWE conference is the world’s largest conference for women engineers. In addition to multiple professional and collegiate appropriate presentations and workshops, the conference host a two day career fair with 150+ companies recruiting for internships and post graduate positions.

Career Assistance

The SWE Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for leading companies in the engineering and technology field to find employees.

TCU collegiate section of SWE

The section sponsors multiple events during the year including outreach events that bring 100+ young girls to campus to be engineers for a day, organizing a Pi Day celebration for the College of Science & Engineering, hosting speakers, Habitat for Humanity. Typically 16 or more members attend the national SWE conference each year.

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 
IEEE (pronounced eye-triple-e) is an international non-profit, professional organization promoting the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession, and the well-being of its members. 
Quick Facts: 
 •    IEEE is the largest technical professional organization in the world, with more than 375,000 members including nearly 80,000 student members in more than 160 countries. 
 •    IEEE sponsors more than 850 conferences annually 
 •    IEEE has more than 1.7 million documents in the IEEE/IET Electronic Library 
 •    IEEE produces 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical, electronics engineering, and computer science fields, publishing well over 100 peer-reviewed journals. 
 •    IEEE fosters the development of standards that often become national and international standards.
SES (Student Engineering Society)