The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
The Central Illinois Section has been recognized at both the regional and national level, and holds a variety of events for its members. Typically there are two to three events per month, ranging from professional development presentations to outreach activities to networking lunches and social outings to technical tours and work/life balance events. For members wanting to get more involved, the Executive Committee meets monthly and all members are welcome to attend.
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SWE-CI Section Awards Nominations open for 2013!
Help us recognize engineers and members in the SWE Central IL Section area. Nomination deadline is July 31, 2013. This is a call for nominations for the Central Illinois Section of the Society of Women Engineers Section Awards of Distinguished Member Award and Outstanding Engineer Award. The goal is to recognition talent in the Central Illinois area and the talent within the Central Illinois SWE membership. Please send nominations, using this form, directly to the awards committee chair. Thanks!
Congratulations to the new SWE-CI FY14 Officers!
We are happy to present the newly elected SWE-Central Illinois FY14 Officers. See the committee page for the rest of the new CI-SWE FY14 leaders.
President: Sabrina Arrick
President-Elect: Jen Brooks
Secretary: Emily Munday
Treasurer: Ranjani Rao
Section Rep: Kirsten Mauritzson
Alternate Section Rep: Satvika Vallabhaneni
SWE-CI wins NOW award
Central Illinois SWE received the Women's History Month Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW) Peoria chapter on March 16, 2013. The Award was presented to SWE-CI for “Mentoring each other and inspiring young women engineers”.
2013 CI-SWE Scholarship Winner
- Nidhanjali Bansal
2013 SWE-CI Section Awards Recipients
- Jada Hoerr - Distinguished Member Award
- Cindy Loos - Outstanding Engineer Award
2013 CI-SWE Section Awards
- Region H Highest Retention for Large Professional Section
- Region H Highest Net Increase for Large Professional Section
- Region H Highest Growth for Large Professional Section
SWE CI History
In celebration SWE's 60th Anniversary, several SWE members were interviewed to document the past, present and future the SWE Central Illinois Section.