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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.

Join Us in DC to Meet with Your Congressional Representatives

The first session of the 114th Congress began this week with a flurry of activity amidst D.C.s first snowfall. John Boehner was re-elected as speaker of the house with only 25 members dissenting. New rules were confirmed, including changes to dynamic scoring, which asks the congressional budget office to include potential economic effects of proposed legislation. Hundreds of bills from the 113th congress were re-introduced to the 114th.This congress is said to be the most diverse ye...

Bipartisan Efforts in the 113th Congress Enable Plan for the Creation of a National Womens ...

It took 15 years, but the National Womens History Museum (NWHM), a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1996, has finally scored a victory in its effort to build a world-class museum on the National Mall. NWHM is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nations history.The legislation was co-sponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Sena...

On Time FY16 Appropriations Legislation

Before the close of 2014, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill delivered to him by congress. There was a collective sigh of relief, as we all went into the holidays knowing that our government would not shut down. The sole exception, as you know, is the Department of Homeland Security, which is provided with operating expenses until February 2015. This gives everyone time to gear up for the next clash on immigration policy.Funding provided in the bill for R&D is k...

SWE's 2015 Online ConferenceRegister Now!

From Feb. 12-13 you can make a career move right from the comfort of your home or officeregistration is now open for our2015 Online Conference.Created for women three to 15 years into their careers, this year's online conference theme,"Cross Cultural CompetenceKey Learnings on How to Work With and Appreciate Other Cultures in the Workplace,"will develop yourknowledge and cultural skills. The entire program is designed to help youexcel in today'sglobal workplace.Themes...

SWE Announces the 2015 Individual Awards Program

The Society of Women Engineers strives to recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession and advocate for women in engineering through contributions to industry, education and the community.The SWE Individual Awards Program offers 18 different awards:Achievement AwardAdvocating Women in Engineering AwardDistinguished Engineering Educator AwardDistinguished Service AwardEmerging Leader AwardEntrepreneur AwardFellow ...

SWE to Hold Capitol Hill Day March 18-19, 2015

The SWE Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Committee is once again organizing a spring Congressional outreach day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.Please consider attending this event, entitled Diversity and Inclusion Drives Innovation in STEM, which will be held on March 18-19, 2015.This event will increase awareness of the need for and importance of increased diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforces.SWE...

SWE Magazine Receives Folio Award

SWE Magazine received a FOLIO Eddie Award and three honorable mentions at the magazine industrys largest awards competition. The editorial team was honored with an Eddie Award for the series, Top Secret Rosies of World War II. This two-part series appeared in the Conference 2013 and Winter 2014 issues.The magazine team was also recognized with three honorable mentions in the Association/Non-Profit, B-to-B category: one for the writing and one for the feature design of the ar...

SWE Members Debate Gender Bias and Toys

One of the most popular discussions on our social media channels in December saw members getting fired up about toys? The debate was brought on in reaction to this comic, which takes a humorous look at LEGOs recent efforts to appeal to young girls with their new line of playsets, LEGO Friends.As a long time LEGO aficionado and an engineer, I can see both sides. No, there shouldnt have to be a LEGO line geared for girls. But with todays society and culture we have one, and somet..

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