Society of Women Engineers – 1st Chapter Meeting
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is an organization that strives to empower women to go into the engineering field and to be recognized as well. Our team decided to start a club and we held our first meeting on Friday, December 14th.
We invited Victoria Herman, a member of SWE to introduce the organization and share her experience of engineering to the girls that attended. She mentioned the many things that SWE does such as outreach events and how they can also provide scholarships to young girls as well. We also invited Ximena Riveros to come and relate her experience as an student in engineering and how she came to choosing that career.
As this is the first meeting we are hoping there will be more and hope for the club to expand as well. There has been an increase in girls joining our team so this will be great for more girls to get involved in STEM.