- 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
- 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
- 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
- Provide programs to encourage girls and women to enter engineer and encourage members to attain high levels of achievement in their fields.
- Increase visibility of SWE and its progams to members, the technical community and the general public.
- Develop programs to encourage and sustain increase participation in the fields of science and engineering reflective of our diverse population.
- Increase the Society’s resources for the purpose of supporting high quality programs and services to meet its goals.
Key Elements of Our 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