SWE receives prestigious awards at annual conference

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Texas A&M University received two prestigious awards during the SWE annual conference, WE14, which was held recently in Los Angeles. The Texas A&M chapter received the Outstanding Collegiate Section Award and the Outreach Event/Series Award. 

The Collegiate Section award is based on the section’s activities throughout the academic year. It is the highest level of recognition given to collegiate SWE sections based on a holistic review of the section’s outreach and professional development programs, events, membership and communication.

The Outreach award was award to the Texas A&M chapter for its various outreach programs including the 38th Annual SWE High School Conference that brought 100 high school students to Texas A&M, the SWE12 middle school mentoring program where SWE members mentor seventh and eighth graders at A&M Consolidated Middle School, and the SWE Summer Camp that exposed 64 middle school girls to engineering during their week-long stay on the Texas A&M campus during the summer.

Sixteen member from Texas A&M’s SWE chapter attended the conference, taking advantage of a career fair and seminars on various topics.