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Follow the people and organizations that have shaped the world of women in engineering and technology. SWE News Archives keep you abreast of all the major industry events, noteworthy publications and member achievements. Also access archived articles from our All Together newsletter.

Emma Watson's Advice to a Young Fan Starts Discussion Among SWE Members

A young fan recently reached out to Emma Watson on her Twitter, seeking advice. Her dad had told her she could not become an engineer cause its a men profession,'" and wanted to know what she should do. Watsons response? Become an engineer. That simple answer sparked a wider discussion about the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in STEM fields. That discussion soonfound its way to SWEs Facebo...

Register to Attend Your Region's Conference

Region conferences are fast approaching. Attend these local, engaging events where you can network at career fairs, participate in workshops and take part in technical tours. For more information,check out the full list of upcoming region conferences on SWE's website. There youll find themes including Savoring Lifes Opportunities and Engineering a Different Status Quo.

Call for FY16 Committee Chairs and Coordinators

We are pleased to announce the call for FY16 committee chair, coordinator and chair/coordinator elect applications.The application process allows all SWE members the opportunity to express interest in leadership roles within the Society and allows the Society to better match members' strengths and interests to the needs of the Society.

Securing the Future through Research

As we gear up for the FY16 federal budget process, SWE is working to secure the future for women in STEMthat's why we've joined the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI), an alliance of Americas leading companies, research universities and scientific societies. The TFAI supports research in physical sciences and engineering by advocating for sustained research budgets at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Dep...

President Obama Asks Congress to Pass Legislation to Strengthen Working Families

In his State of the Union (SOTU) Address, President Obama called for new steps to strengthen working families across America. The president asked Congress to pass legislation that would allow millions of working Americans to earn up to seven days of paid sick time per year, proposing more than $2 billion in new funds to encourage states to develop paid family and medical leave programs and modernizing the Federal workplac...

Science and Technology Priorities for the FY16 Federal Budget

Now thatPresident Obamas FY2016 budget has been sent to Congress, we are keeping a vigilant eye on the federal budget process. Our nation needs a budget with sustainable research and development funding so we can continue to grow our national economy through innovation and invention. The budgets science and technology priorities include:Advanced manufacturingBasic researchHealthcare R&DPrecision medic...

It's Official:There are More Entertainers in the Senate than Scientists.

According to CQ Weekly, there are currently two actors/entertainers in the Senate. This means that there are currently more actors in the senate than there are scientists. What does that mean for the United States?It means that strange events occurlike the vote on Wednesday, Jan. 21, when the U.S. Senate finally, nearly 10 years afterAn Inc...

Summary of the Latest Board of Directors Meeting

The summary this month is for the meeting that took place Jan. 30.Branding Update The David James Group reported on their latest work with the branding initiative. SWE messaging was also presented. A new logo is part of the initiative. The logo will soon be unveiled to the senate. The senate owns the logo and must vote on adopting a new...

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