Upcoming Events



WE19 Registration Open! Anaheim, CA Nov 7-9

Registration is now open for WE19 - the world's largest conference for women engineers. You can register and book housing at we19.swe.org. Hotels can go fast, so don't delay! Remember to renew your SWE membership to make sure you get your registration discount for the conference!

If you are planning to attend WE19, please fill out the following survey so SWE-WI can plan to meet up at the conference. This is also a great way to indicate if you are interested in finding a roommate within the section. Survey Link.


Congratulations to our newly elected FY20 Executive Board!

The leadership positions and structure has changed slightly in 2020.

  • President: Sam Billetdeaux
  • Vice President : Lindy Couwenhoven
  • Secretary : Rachel Tranel
  • Treasurer: Adrianne Light


Leadership Positions available for FY20

The leadership positions and structure has changed slightly in the next year and there are still a few unfilled positions. Please letAndrea Falasco know if you are interested in any of the following.

  • Nominating Chair :Looks into members in section for who to suggest for leadership roles and make a team at the end of the year to put the voting together.
  • Secretary Society Liaison : Reviews governance updates from society and reports back to section. Writes an article about governance and society happenings to newsletter.
  • Professional Development Chair – Makes events in the three areas for professional development topics. Works with the LCC on what topics would be beneficial.
  • Liaison to Counselors – Works with the counselors and communicates to the collegiates.
  • Collegiate-Professional Event – Plans event for networking with collegiates and professional members.
  • Event Planner Milwaukee – Plans and volunteers with Milwaukee outreach events.
  • Event Planner Fox Cities – Plans and volunteers with Fox Cities outreach events.
  • Event Planner Madison – Plans and volunteers with Madison outreach events.
  • Public Relations Chair – Screens emails from companies about participation and questions.
  • VP1 Professional – Oversees the members in the membership, professional development, and networking groups.
  • Membership – Analyzes the membership numbers and welcomes new members.
  • New Member Packet Coordinator – Creates packets to send to new members.
  • Networking Chair – Oversees the events coordinators and helps with questions and ideas.
  • Celebrate SWE Event Planner – Plans end of year celebration.
  • VP2 Collegiates – Visits colleges and helps college sections with issues.
  • VP3 Outreach – Oversees outreach coordinator and communicates events to section. Submits events to society. Reaches out for new events.
  • Google Coordinator – Sends weekly emails of happenings in section and manages email account.
  • Newsletter Editor – Creates newsletter every other month. Collects and edits submissions.
  • Social Media Coordinator – Manages Facebook page and other social media with society.
  • Secretary Society Liaison – Reviews governance updates from society and reports back to section. Writes an article about governance and society happenings to newsletter.
  • Mentor Coordinator – Coordinates mentor relationships in the section.
  • Herstorian – Makes a digital reference of SWE-WI history.
  • Awards Chair – Nominates members for society awards, enters awards packet to society, creates section awards given out at Celebrate SWE event.
  • Scholarship Chair – Sends out submission information and chooses scholarship winners.


Event Planning

Would you like to plan 1 event this year for SWE? We are looking for anyone who would like to plan 1 event in your area to get a list of those we could ask for an event during the year. This could be any event; a happy hour meet, trivia night, pottery or canvas painting, yoga session, group run, concert, attending a local event, webinar watching, escape room, etc. If you are interested, please contact Andrea Falasco know!


SWE WI Polo Shirts - Order by March 21

Place orders below for a SWE Wisconsin polo. It is a teal tech fabric women's polo shirt with the SWE logo and section name embroidered in white. We will be accepting orders until Thursday, March 21st. To qualify for free shipping, you or someone you designate must pick up the shirt at the Spring Forward Professional Development Day on April 6th in Oshkosh. Otherwise, include $5 for shipping and provide your mailing address. Please contact Rachel Tranel  with mailing addresses or any questions.

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SWE-WI Scholarship Fund drive

Fund drive for 2019 scholarship is on-going. We are currently seeking donations for the Fall 2019 scholarship based entirely on section-raised funds. But the fund drive for 2019 scholarship is just starting… Online donations are accepted at http://www.swewisconsin.com/pages/Support/Scholarship.html or contact the Scholarship Committee at SWE-WI_Scholarship@swe.org.


Please consider a donation to SWE-WI as a tax deductible gift that will help the female engineering students in Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Thanks again for your support!


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Interested in getting more girls interested in engineering and STEM?

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free. Families and educators play a key role in the success of SWENexters. The SWENext program offers resources and information for adult advocates, as well. Website and sign up information here!