About Us

About Us

Mission

  • Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
  • Expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life
  • Demonstrate the value of diversity

Objectives

  • Inform young women, their parents, counselors and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers open to them
  • Assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement
  • Serve as a center of information on women in engineering
  • Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement

Key Issues

Leadership
Provide opportunities for members to develop leadership and management skills to enable them to achieve their maximum potential and further their their ability to attain increasingly important positions of responsibility
Education
Provide programs to encourage girls and women to enter engineer and encourage members to attain high levels of achievement in their fields.
Visibility
Increase visibility of SWE and its progams to members, the technical community and the general public.
Diversity
Develop programs to encourage and sustain increase participation in the fields of science and engineering reflective of our diverse population.
Resources
Increase the Society’s resources for the purpose of supporting high quality programs and services to meet its goals.

Key Elements of OurĀ  Section History

April 2015: Lowcountry SWE awarded its first ever Scholarship.

March 2015: Lowcountry SWE hosted their first Silent Auction event.

Nov 2009: Lowcountry SWE published their first newsletter.

Oct 2009: FY10 Officer elections were held.

July 2009: Began our partnership with Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina for coaching and mentoring of FIRST LEGO League Robotics Teams. We also had an evening social, Happy Hour.

June 2009: SWE National Board of Directors approved Lowcountry Section Charter 6-12-09

December 2008: First Annual Holiday Party

November 2008: Conducted regularly monthly meeting with first guest speaker, Jennet Robinson Alterman, Executive Director, Center for Women, in Charleston

October 2008: Participated in our first Susan G. Komen, Race for a Cure as a section!

September 2008: Officers worked on draft of petition to charter with National

August 2008: Officers were elected and committees were formed

June 2008: First interest meeting was conducted