Society of Women Engineers

Colorado School of Mines


The Colorado School of Mines student section of SWE is the largest professional organization on campus and the largest collegiate SWE section in the nation.

What is SWE?

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was founded in 1950 and is a non-profit educational service organization of undergraduate and graduate engineers, as well as professional women and men within the engineering profession. The national membership of SWE is more than 14,000 with 254 student sections.

The CSM collegiate chapter of SWE is part of Region i, and is affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Professional Section of SWE. More information can be found at the National SWE website. To stay up to date with current events in the region, check out the Region i Blog.

SWE Highlights

  • Weekly meetings with speakers from industry (free lunch provided at each meeting!)
  • Outreach opportunities, especially for K-12 girls
  • Having fun!
  • Networking opportunities with company representatives (learn about internships and jobs)
  • Opportunities to attend Regional and National SWE conferences
  • Scholarships
  • Leadership
  • Meeting other women (and men) at Mines


Wednesdays at noon, locations vary. See the list of upcoming meetings for more information.

Not a Member?

If you are not currently a member of SWE, we invite you to take the time to find out what we are about! Please see the "How to Join" link for more information.

Florence Caldwell Scholarship Application

Applications for the Florence Caldwell scholarship are now open! This scholarship, named and awarded in honor of the first woman to graduate from Mines, is open only to Mines SWE members, so the applicant pool is relatively small.

Eligibility Requirements
Student must:

  • be a Mines SWE member;
  • have a GPA of 2.8 or higher; and
  • plan to attend Mines next academic year  

The application requires an unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation.

The deadline for submitting the application is Monday, March 21 at noon, which is right after spring break.

Click here for Application

Click here for Instructions

Florence Caldwell Scholarship Past Winners

Congratulations to the 2014-15 Florence Caldwell Scholarship recipients!

  • Alex Flanagan
  • Jennifer Jacobs
  • Melissa Mitton
  • Jessica Rivera
Thanks to generous donations from our sponsors, Newmont Mining and Schlumberger, we were able to offer four scholarships this year. Congratulations recipients!


2015 Newsletter

Please read our 2015 SWE Newsletter.

2015 Elections

Congratulations to the elected officers for 2015-2016:

  • President: Chelsea Panos
  • VP of Finance: Tabitha Kalin
  • VP of Communications: Jessica Lesser
  • VP of Member Services: Shae Quigley
  • VP of Public Relations: Emma Elefante
  • VP of University Relations: Claire Mahoney
  • VP of Outreach: Emily Wong
  • VP of Special Events: Jennifer Brush
  • Fundraising Director: Diana Tamayo
  • Awards Director: Hanna Flamme
  • Meeting Logistics Directors: Abigail Eustace, Linh Tran, Lydia Kellogg, Nadima Dwihusna
  • Website Director: Jennifer Jacobs
  • Photography Director: Tabitha Kalin
  • Marketing and Publicity Director: Nana Adu
  • Girl Scout Outreach Director: Angela Dang
  • Girls Lead The Way Director: Alex Flanagan
  • Evening With Industry Director: Katarina Bujnoch
  • Networking Reception Director: Courtney Bone
  • Graduate Member Coordinator: Macy Kiel

Also, congratulations to Jilu Jacob, our SWE Counselor