The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently gave its Silver Award to the SWE student section at Arizona State University. The award recognizes it as one of the top-achieving sections nationwide.

ASU Society of Women Engineers student section members were presented an award at the organization’s national meeting recently in Chicago for their growing list of accomplishments.  ASU Society of Women Engineers student section members were presented an award at the organization’s national meeting recently in Chicago for their growing list of accomplishments. At far right is industrial engineering associate professor Mary Anderson-Rowland, the section’s faculty adviser since 1975.

The ASU group has been steadily expanding its community outreach and other efforts to promote engineering education to girls, encourage young women to enter the engineering professions and provide its members opportunities to network with professional engineers.

About 50 active members have been volunteering their time in the past year to organize and coordinate education outreach events such as GEAR Day and WOW! That’s Engineering.