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SWE Magazine Receives Five 2012 APEX Awards


CHICAGO—August 14, 2012—The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce that its official membership magazine, SWE Magazine, has received five APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, an annual competition sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc. The magazine received one Grand Award and four Awards of Excellence in various categories. This is the ninth consecutive year SWE has been recognized in this competition.

“SWE’s members and partners value SWE Magazine for its compelling content that inspires the advancement of women in engineering and reinforces the Society’s mission,” explains Executive Director & CEO Betty Shanahan, CAE, F.SWE. “So it is a great honor that it has been recognized once again, as a leading publication among its peers. I commend the editorial board, contributors and editorial team, who work hard to maintain the integrity of the magazine’s content and purpose, as they produce an award-winning publication year after year.”

Specifically, the magazine received the Award of Excellence—Feature Writing—for Sandra Guy’s byline, ‘Workplaces that "Work,"’ in the Winter 2012 issue; the Award of Excellence—Green Writing—for Meredith Holmes’ work, ‘Wind Power: Remaking the Energy Landscape,’ in the Fall 2011 issue; the Award of Excellence—Spreads— for Connie Conklin’s work, ‘Art in the Service of Science’; Award of Excellence—One-of-a-Kind-Electronic Publications—for Anne Perusek’s work featuring the Journal of the Society of Women Engineers, 60th Anniversary Edition.

A total of 100 Grand APEX Awards of Excellence were presented in 11 categories, and 1,027 APEX Awards of Excellence were awarded in 130 individual categories. More than 3,300 entries were evaluated, including more than 600 magazines.

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. For more information about the Society please visit or call (312) 596-5223.

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