Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Challenger Learning Center of Maine 5K Space Race - March 30th, 2019

Members of UMaine SWE volunteered at the 3rd Annual Challenger 5K Space Race- Walk/Run on Saturday, March, 30, 2019! This annual event raised funds in support of the Challenger Learning Center’s mission to inspire STEM learning and career aspirations for Maine students. We are always excited to spend time with our SWE-sters and give back to the community!

STEMINISM Fogler Book Club Event - March 12th, 2019

Outreach Chair Kate Macolini and member Bailee Bartash lead a discussion on STEMINISM as a part of the Folger Library Book Club Series. Discussion topics included bio-inspired engineering and design, famous ladies in STEM, and a discussion on self-advocacy for women in the workplace. 

Masquerade Engineering Formal - February 23rd, 2019

UMaine SWE held their annual engineering formal on Saturday, February 23rd at the Buchanan Alumni House. This year’s theme was masquerade, and attendees were encouraged to wear a mask and participate in the fun. Thank you to everyone who attended and made formal so memorable!

WE Local in Baltimore, MD - February 8th-9th, 2019

UMaine SWE traveled to Baltimore, MD to participate in this year’s local Society of Women Engineers conference! Members were able to attend a variety of session and discussions regarding professional development and advocating for themselves in the workplace. There was also a career fair featuring more than 30 local companies. Thank you to everyone who helped make our trip a success!

WE18 in Minneapolis, MN- October 18th-20th, 2018

Members of UMaine SWE traveled to Minneapolis, MN to attend this years SWE national conference! At the conference, members were able to participate in various different professional events, attend a career fair, and sit in on panels to learn more about professional engineering. Our chapter was awarded the Bronze Award! We are looking forward to attending next year’s national conference in Anaheim, CA! Thank you to everyone who helped make this trip possible!

SWE Social Event at Treworgy Family Orchards - September 30th, 2018

SWE members traveled to Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, ME to enjoy some of the fall festivities available there! Members were able to pick some apples, enjoy some other treats, and have a  relaxed Sunday on the farm!

Meet the Members 2018 - September 20th, 2018

Our first meeting of the semester was held on September 20th, and gave current members a chance to catch up, while new members were able to learn what SWE is all about! Meetings for the Fall 2018 semester will be held on Thursdays at 5PM in the Coe Room of the Memorial Union!

Society of Women Engineers Engineering Formal - February 10th, 2018

The Society of Women Engineers hosted the annual Engineering formal on February 10th.  The formal was open to all majors, and was held in the Buchannan Alumni House on campus.  Attendees enjoyed food, a DJ, and a cash bar for those who were over 21 years old!

SWE Formal Flyer

Hirundo's Annual Winter Fun Day - January 27th 2018

On Saturday January 27th some SWE Members ventured to Hirundo’s Annual Winter Fun day. Our members had the opportunity to volunteer to make the event a success!

Hirucho Winter Fun Day 1

Noche Mexicana Fundraiser - November 27th, 2017

SWE partnered with Margaritas in Orono on November 27th to host a fundraiser for our organization.  Twenty percent of your dinner bill was donated to our organization, so thanks to everyone who attended! 

Noche Mexicana Fundraiser Flyer

SWE Thanksgiving - November 19th, 2017

SWE partnered with Engineers 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!

SWE Thanksgiving group pic
SWE Thanksgiving Food

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!

SWE Certificate of Merit Group 2017

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 on November 9th.  Families had the opportunity to program robots, create duct tape shoes, design with a giant spirograph and make felt bookmarks.  Many thanks to the Challenger Center for these pictures of our SWE Members!


Pop-up Makerspace 2
Pop-up Makerspace 3
Pop-up Makerspace 1

WE17 in Austin, TX - October 29th, 2017

The Society of Women Engineers returned home to Maine with a little extra! Our section won the collegiate SWE Mission Award at the Silver level at the WE:17 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.  Many thanks to all who donated to make this possible!

SWE Nationals Group Picture w/ Mission Award
Mission Award

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 as they move from station to station.

Solar Space Walk

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 section, as well as meeting some potential new members!

SWE-esta Flyer

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

SWE UMaine traveled to the University of Connecticut to attend the SWE Local Conference on February 24th. Throughout our time there, 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.

SWE Regionals Group in Auditorium
SWE Regionals in Cafeteria

Society of Women Engineers Engineering Formal - February 18th, 2017

The annual Engineering Formal, hosted by SWE UMaine was held this past February at the Buchannan Alumni House.  The formal was open to students of all majors, not just those in engineering!  The event had a DJ, complimentary snacks, and a cash bar for those guests 21+.

SWE Engineering Formal Flyer 2017
Superhero Science Night 1

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!

Superhero Science Night 2
Superhero Science Night 3

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 Recreation 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!

Engineering Job Fair 2016

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.

SWE Solar System Walk 2016
Family Science Night 2016

UMaine Careerfest - September 28th, 2016

New to UMaine 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 31st, 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!

Student Organization Fair 2016

WE16 in Philadelphia, PA - October 16th-30th, 2016

Once again, SWE UMaine attended the WE16 Conference, held this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fifteen members of our university section attended two exciting days of seminars and sessions and 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! 

Group SWE Nationals 2016
SWE Nationals 2016 Group Airport
SWE Mission award 2016
SWE Nationals Philadelphia 2016