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Below are events from the 2017-2018 academic year put on and attended by our chapter of SWE.


Noche Mexicana Fundraiser – November 27th, 2017

SWE is partnering with Margaritas in Orono to host a fundraiser for our organization! Be sure to eat at Margaritas on Monday, November 27th anytime from 3pm to close! Grab a flyer from one of our SWE Members as 20% of your dinner bill gets donated!


SWE Thanksgiving – November 19th, 2017

SWE partnered with Engineering Without Borders to host a Thanksgiving celebration on November 19th.  Everyone enjoyed a potluck of homemade food, and it was great socializing with another Engineering club on campus!


Certificate of Merit – November 10th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers hosted another successful Certificate of Merit! The Certificate of Merit recognizes the top females in STEM education from high schools around Maine. Over breakfast, the girls got to hear from our three speakers about their paths in engineering. Many thanks to Tricia Evangelista, Amanda Bessette and Professor Karissa Tilbury for their fantastic talks!

Challenger Center pop-up Makerspace Family Night – November 9th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers volunteered at the pop-up Makerspace Family Night hosted by the Challenger Center in Bangor.  Families had the opportunity to program robots, create duct tape shoes, design with a giant spirograph and felt bookmarks.  Many thanks to the Challenger Center for these pictures of our SWE Members!


Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Austin, TX – October 29th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers returned home to Maine with a little extra! Our chapter won the collegiate SWE Mission Award at the Silver level at the SWE National Convention! This year our group traveled to Austin, TX to participate in the largest conference to date. Our members attended multiple professional development sessions and talked to companies at the career fair.


Solar Space Walk hosted by the Challenger Center of Maine – October 5th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers volunteered at the Solar System Walk on October 5th.  The Challenger Center in Bangor hosts the event along the Banger waterfront, and participants get to learn all about space along the Bangor Waterfront.

SWE-esta! – September 7th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers hosted a SWE-esta on Thursday, September 7th from 5-7pm in the North Pod of the Union.  It was a great opportunity to socialize with our UMaine chapter, as well as meeting some potential new members!

Society of Women Engineers Regional Conference- February 24th – 26th, 2017

SWE UMaine traveled to the University of Connecticut to attend the SWE Regional Conference. Region F hosted a number of keynote speakers to help SWE members build their professional skills, as well as a small job fair with a number of notable employers. Check out their website for more information!


Engineering Formal- February 18th, 2017

The annual Engineering Formal, hosted by SWE UMaine was held this past February.  It was held on campus with a DJ, complimentary snacks, and a cash bar for those guests 21+.

Superhero Science Night at the Bangor Challenger Center- January 26th, 2017

SWE volunteered at the Challenger Center’s Superhero Science Night on January 26th. SWE members organized three participation stations for young school students to learn about the science behind superhero powers. The Challenger Center is a great place to inspire children to pursue STEM fields and we’re always happy to volunteer our time in the community!

WE16: Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Philadelphia, PA- October 26th-30th, 2016

Once again, SWE UMaine attended the SWE National Conference, held this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fifteen members of our university chapter attended for two exciting days of seminars and sessions and one day of one of the world’s largest career fairs for engineering students and professionals. We even won an Outstanding Collegiate Section Award at the Silver Level for the second year in a row. Thank you to those who supported this trip! Check out photos from out weekend in PA below.


University of Maine Engineering Job Fair – October 19th, 2016

The annual Engineering Job Fair, hosted by the University of Maine took place in the New Balance Rec Center on October 19th. Over 100 companies and universities were present and a number of SWE members volunteered their time checking in students and employers and selling College of Engineering logowear. Many members even had the opportunity to speak with companies about summer internships and future employment!

Family Science Night – October 6th, 2016

SWE volunteered in conjunction with the Challenger Center in Bangor at their annual Family Science Night at the Bangor Waterfront on October 6th!  SWE Members helped young students walk their way through the solar system, stopping at planet stations along the way. Check out some photos from the event below!

UMaine CareerFest – September 28, 2016

New to UMaine this fall was CareerFest!  On September 28th from 11:00 a.m until 3:00 p.m, employers were located on the University Mall to give career advice.  Students were encouraged to stop by to get their resumes reviewed, get some interview tips, and indulge in some free food!

UMaine Student Organization Fair – August 31, 2016

Members of SWE tabled at the annual Student Organization Fair, held by the University of Maine. Collegiate clubs gathered together on the University Mall to promote their organizations and to get students involved on campus. SWE members served lemonade and spoke to prospective members about joining!

UMaine’s Building Bridges Bowling Night!  Hosted by SWE & ASCE – April 1, 2016



The Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers teamed together to throw a bowling night at the Old Town Bowling Center on April 1st from 5-7.  For only $6 a person attendees had a night filled with food, drinks, and a little competition!

Society of Women Engineers Regional Conference- February 26th-28th, 2016

This year’s Region F conference was held at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. We sent men and women from our chapter to attend seminars, keynote presentations and a career fair. They met lots of other women in STEM fields and had a great time developing their professional skills. We were even photographed and featured on the SWE Region F Facebook page!

Engineering Formal- February 6th, 2016

SWE hosted this year’s Engineering Formal, and it was a big success! Thank you to all who attended and supported SWE UMaine. We hope you enjoyed your time with us! Check our Facebook page for more photos.


WE15: Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Nashville, TN- October 22nd-24th, 2015

Members of SWE UMaine, along with over 8,000 fellow engineers, attended the national conference hosted by the Society of Women Engineers. We had the opportunity to listen to professional women speak about their experience in the workforce, participate in seminars to boost our professional skills, and interact with 900+ exhibitors at the Career Fair. Our members were able to gather information and advice about resume editing, interview “do’s and don’ts”, and what it’s like to transition from the collegiate to professional level upon graduation. We also won an Outstanding Collegiate Section Award Silver Level!


Society of Women Engineers Regional Conference- February 27th-March 1st, 2015

The Society of Women Engineers hosts a conference each year for those chapters in our region, and SWE UMaine sent students to this year’s conference, held at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. The conference exposes SWE members to the benefits of networking, resume building, and professional skills in the engineering world. For more information about Region F Conference, click here.

Margarita’s Fundraising Night- March 26th, 2015


Thank you to all of those who attended and helped raise money for SWE!

UMaine’s annual Engineering Formal hosted by the Society of Women Engineers- February 7th, 2015

Thank you to all who attended and supported the Society of Women Engineers Maine! We hope you enjoyed your night in Vegas!



Family Engineering Night at the Bangor Challenger Center- January 29th, 2015

SWE visited the Challenger Center in Bangor to volunteer at Family Engineering Night. Kids learned about catapults and how they work, and even got a chance to test some out!








NASA Launch Party at the Bangor Challenger Center- December 4th, 2014

Members of SWE volunteered their time making paper satellites with local students to celebrate the launching of NASA’s Orion satellite.


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Society of Women Engineers
Orono, ME 04469
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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