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Experience success on your own termsWhen you join SWE you connect with a professional network of 30,000 enthusiastic, like-minded women engineers as well as professional development resources that members consistently rate as "excellent."

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Individual Awards

The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers as well as recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community.

Individual Awards Submission Details

Deadline:  March 31, 2015
Download:  Individual Awards PacketApplication / Award Guide
2015 Individual Awards Training:  Collegiate / Individual

Listen to a recording of our recent individual awards training webinar.

SWE is launching a new application for submitting 2015 Individual Awards packages. The new application allows nominators to submit a complete package online. Nominators can upload files and edit their package up until the deadline. Simply create a single login and submit one or more award packages.

Individual Awards Overview
Achievement Award

The highest award given by the Society of Women Engineers. Bestowed for an outstanding contribution over a SIGNIFICANT period of time in a field of engineering.

Advocating Women in Engineering Award

The Advocating Women in Engineering Award honors an individual who has demonstrated professional excellence in their chosen STEM field and has proven to be an advocate of women in engineering and SWE’s objectives. A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually.

Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Presented to a woman who has made significant contributions to the engineering profession through education.

Distinguished Service Awards

Recognizes members who have made significant contributions in areas not recognized by other SWE individual awards.

Emerging Leader Awards

Honor any woman engineer who has been actively engaged in an engineering or technology profession, has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence as an individual resulting in significant accomplishments, and has 10 to 15 years of cumulative engineering experience. Each advanced engineering degree obtained on a full-time basis counts as one year of experience. Periods of unemployment are omitted from the 10 to 15 years.

A maximum of ten (10) awards will be made annually.

Entrepreneur Award

Honors an individual whose independent path to create an engineering, scientific or technology-based business serves as inspiration to other women.

Fellow Grade Member

Honor conferred on SWE members "in recognition of continuous service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession."

Global Leadership Award

Honors a woman who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of engineering and/or technical management in an international setting.

Prism Award

Recognizes a woman who has charted her own path in the STEM fields by demonstrating a variety of outstanding career leadership activities in a technical field, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community.

Resnik Challenger Medal

Established to honor SWE’s Dr. Judith A. Resnik, NASA Mission Specialist on the Challenger space shuttle flight. Awarded as merited for visionary contributions to space exploration.

Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

Celebrates the work of a man or company who has made a significant contribution to the acceptance and advancement of women in engineering.

Spark Award

The Spark Award honors a person who has contributed to the advancement of women by mentoring those around them.  The individual will have made a difference in the lives of many by affecting women at a variety of levels ranging from high school through more senior levels in relation to their position.  A maximum of five (5) awards may be presented annually.

Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award - Endowed by Northrop Grumman

Celebrates an individual’s rise to success and contribution to the decision-making process within her organization. This award is endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation.

SWE Distinguished New Engineer Awards

Honors women engineers who have been actively engaged in engineering in the first 10 years of their careers.

Work/Life Integration Award

Celebrates an individual who has worked to create programs that help women engineers and other employees balance the commitments of career, life and family.

Collegiate Member Awards

These awards are bestowed upon SWE collegiate members with at least two years of SWE membership, who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus. A maximum of ten (10) awards will be given annually.

Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Celebrates an outstanding contribution by a SWE advisor to a SWE collegiate section.

Outstanding SWE Counselor

Celebrates an outstanding contribution by a SWE leader/counselor to a SWE collegiate section.

Corporate Partnership Council