We have general meetings every Tuesday at 7PM in the Busch Student Center, Room 174. They are free to people of all majors, ages, and genders. Join us for an evening of fun and activities! Check out SWELL or the Industry Mentorship Program, or just learn more about general SWE events.
The Rutgers SWE Graduate Section officially started in the Spring 2016 semester. The locations and date/times of each meeting is decided by the organizers of the Rutgers SWE Graduate Section, which operates independently of the undergraduate section. Please use the contacts below for more information.
SWE Graduate is a continuation of the collegiate SWE involvement. For graduate students, networking for research, academia, and industrial positions is pertinent.
The SWE Graduate section is run by a board of graduate students. Since the board knows that time is of great importance to all graduate students, the meetings are only held once a month. Due to schedule constraints and the volatility that experiments have on a person's schedule, we understand that not every member will be able to make it to every meeting. We encourage all members, including members who are not able to physically attend the meetings, to read the minutes and participate in events (mentorship program, symposium, networking).
SWE Graduate holds monthly meetings. In addition, SWE Graduate organizes awesome events, such as the Engineering Research Symposium that was organized in the Spring 2016 semester.
SWE Graduate fosters the bond between graduate students in different engineering fields to work together to encourage under-represented students to pursue engineering related graduate research via mentorship and outreach. SWE Graduate also focuses on increasing public awareness of Women in Graduate Programs in Engineering.
Unfortunately, there is no SWE section for high school students. However, you can take the initiative and get involved in our informative high school programs before college!
Every year, SWE invites high schools in the area to Rutgers for fun filled events. Last spring, the Hillsborough RoboRaiders team showcased their projects to the Rutgers community. In addition, every year SWE invites all females accepted to the School of Engineering to SWE Night, where they can learn about what SWE has to offer while also meeting their potential classmates.
Since its start in May 2007, ROPES has aimed to make students more aware of the importance of engineering. Through the program, SWE representatives visit local high schools and girl scout troops giving presentations geared towards students who are interested in careers in the math, science, and engineering fields. The program would involve a forty-five minute presentation and many hands-on activities to get the students excited about their future!
The Society of Women Engineers at Rutgers University enjoys spreading the word about engineering and its benefits to as many people as possible. We understand committing to a college is a very scary thing to do as a high school senior, especially in the School of Engineering, so we give prospective students a taste of college life as an engineer through SWE Night!
Prospective female engineering students join us in a night of fun with activities and presentations on what to expect in the Fall. Then the girls get paired off with a member in SWE and sleep over their on-campus dorm or apartment. If you're on the fence about committing to Rutgers, this is a good night to find out if our school is right for you!
Contact the Internal Vice President, Bridget Yako, for any questions about SWE Night!
"SWE Night really helped me find out if Rutgers was the right choice for me! Now I am in my Junior year at Rutgers and still involved with SWE! I love it!"
"The girls of SWE were really inviting and I had a great time. I'm excited to give prospective students the warmth and welcome I received when I was in their position."
"Although I didn't end up attending Rutgers, I had an amazing time at SWE Night, and it encouraged me to find the SWE Section of the college I did commit to."
Contact the STEM Outreach Chair, Isabel Tamayo, for any questions!
Involvement in SWE does not end after graduation. We maintain a strong connection with the Rutgers SWE alumni through networking socials and an Alumni Banquet, where job opportunities and friendships with the alumni are made. With a clear sense of SWE's past endeavors and guidance from our alumni network, we can create events geared toward furthering our members in their engineering discipline, and generating interest in STEM for young women.
SWE welcomed their beloved alumni back to star in the Alumni Networking Social and Panel. This friendly bunch showed a vast amount of diversity in their experiences and passions. The night started off with a networking social, which gave the alumni time to unwind from work over appetizers and the company of our SWE members, and then went on to the advice- and laughter-filled panel! There was still so much to say and ask after the panel, so the night continued on to a dinner at Stuff Yer Face. The advice and insight from the alumni will definitely strengthen and inspire SWE's endeavors!
The SWE alumni and current members came together again for a night of good food and company at the first Alumni Banquet! SWE's accomplishments throughout the years were celebrated, and goals for success in upcoming years have been made, powered by words of encouragement from the alumni. Food such as penne vodka, spaghetti, roasted chicken, and eggplant parmesan were served, including gourmet carrot and chocolate cakes! SWE apparel from recent years were raffled out as well, which stirred up excitement and competition among the alumni.
Interested in staying up to date with SWE? Join the Alumni LinkedIn Network and make sure to stay up to date on alumni events!
Contact the Alumni Relations Chair, Celine Park, for any questions!