Welcome to the Society of Women Engineers!

The Society of Women Engineers or SWE was founded in 1950, it is a non-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering. Here at the University of Rhode Island SWE is a student run organization that allows women to take advantage of their full potential as future engineers!

Get Involved!

To get SWE members involved not only on campus but in the community we offer different outreach events, social events and networking opportunities.

Rock Climbing at the Northwoods Challenge Course!


Building a hand out of household materials at an outreach event!

  Apple picking at a local orchard for our fall social event!


For information about upcoming events, see this month’s calendar:



What are Outreach Events?

We go to K-12 schools, community centers, and Girl Scout conferences to inspire young girls to pursue engineering. We even host the annual Girl Scouts “Physics is Phun!” Workshop in the Fall.

As of Spring 2018, we founded and host the first SWENext Club in Rhode Island, “Little SWEsters,” at URI. Middle schoolers and ninth graders can get an introduction to STEM and be mentored by our collegiate members! See our “Little SWEsters” page for more information and registration.

Email our Outreach Chair, Jenna Taormina , at rhodyswe@gmail.com to learn more about getting involved in outreach!

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