Clarkson University’s section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was recently recognized as one of the top tier SWE sections in the world at WE17, the world’s largest conference and career fair for women engineers.
Clarkson SWE has been awarded the highest Mission Award – the Gold Level. The SWE Mission Gold-Collegiate Award identifies Clarkson University as one of the top tier SWE sections in the world. The objective of these Mission Awards is to recognize SWE groups that embody the SWE core values, demonstrate continuous improvement, and work to achieve SWE’s strategic goals. Clarkson SWE had 16 members in attendance at WE17.
The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 by sixty pioneering women engineers and engineering students as a way to develop their abilities, to give expression to their potential, and contribute to society.
On October 1, 1973, Clarkson established the first chapter of the Society of Women Engineers in New York State.
WE17 was held on Oct. 26 to 28 in Austin, Texas. In addition to engineering and technology-based presentations, seminar topics included collegiate to career transitions, networking, negotiating salary, how to avoid and recover from mistakes, and other career advice.