Texas A&M SWE chapter honored at annual conference

Photo of TAMU SWE ChapterThe Texas A&M University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was recognized with three awards at the society's annual conference in Chicago.

The chapter received the 2011 Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold, 2011 Outreach Event Series Award and 2011 Membership Recruitment Award. A group of 15 Aggies represented the chapter at the conference, during which members were able to participate in informational seminars, attend a large career fair and get a taste of Chicago.

With an active membership of more than 200 women and men, the Texas A&M section of SWE strives to serve the student body, the community and the college of engineering. Through company sponsorship, SWE provides many beneficial services to its members and community, including awarding scholarships; its annual high school conference; three mentor programs (FLAME, Big Sis Lil Sis (BSLS) and SWE12); a weeklong summer camp; graduate luncheons; community outreach events; and hosting bi-weekly meetings.

SWE, founded in 1950, is a national not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE aims to help women achieve success in engineering academically, personally and professionally.

To learn more about SWE or one of its particular programs, please visithttp://swe.tamu.edu or email president@swetamu.org.