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Challenger Event

Last week on October 6th Society of Women Engineers volunteered for the Challenger Learning Center of Maine; by participating in their annual Family Solar System Walk, for the celebration of World Space Week. The family event took place at the Bangor Waterfront, from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

The Challenger Center offers young people many great hands on learning experiences! A huge thank you to everyone who helped out. It was a huge success and was attended by more than 500 people! Great job everyone!


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A Visit from Maine Maritime Academy’s New SWE Chapter

During our regular meeting time this week (Tuesday, 10/4), SWE UMaine was joined by members of SWE Maine Maritime Academy. Their chapter was founded during the Spring of 2016, making them the second collegiate SWE section in the State of Maine. They showed much enthusiasm for being a part of SWE, getting their club up and running, and for learning about the things we do here at the University of Maine!

Members of both chapters were treated to a tour at the University’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center – a world leader in innovative materials science research and development. (You can learn more about their research here.)

After the tour, MMA SWE joined us for pizza and was able to ask questions about how we organize outreach events, fundraise for national and regional conferences, and how we interact with other engineering groups on campus.

We’d like to thank members of Maine Maritime Academy’s SWE chapter for taking the time to come visit us, and hope to organize a trip to see their campus and facilities in the future!

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We made the UMaine News!

The article gives an overview of the Collegiate Section Award at the Silver Level awarded to us at the SWE National Conference last October.

Check it out here!


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Society of Women Engineers
Orono, ME 04469
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System