What We Do

University of Maine SWE offers many opportunities to volunteer and get involved with events during the academic year. We participate in math and science activities for local kids as part of our volunteerism with with the Challenger Center in Bangor, ME. We host talks from women engineers who discuss different topics; for example, the state of the industry, how to interview, and what life is like post-graduation! We also attend regional and national conferences, which is a great opportunity to network with female professional engineers, engineering firms, and SWE students from other universities. Along with other engineering groups on campus, we host the university’s Engineering Formal in the spring. These are just some of our many events throughout the school year!

SWE group w/ MMA

Who Can Join

The student section of the University of Maine SWE is open to all STEM majors, including engineering, engineering technology and engineering physics, as well as computer science and math majors. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Though we are here to support women and diversity in STEM, all genders are welcome in our section!


SWE group first meeting - 2016

Who We Are

From the national SWE website:

“The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.”

All About the Society of Women Engineers University of Maine Chapter

Want to get involved with SWE?

General meetings for the Fall 2020 semester will be held via Zoom on Fridays from 4:00-5:00.  Contact a UMaine SWE officer for the link!

If you join at collegiate level, you’ll get a discount on your first year’s dues when you upgrade to professional membership at graduation!