Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Colorado School of Mines

About SWE

Our mission is to create an environment where women can achieve their full potential in careers as engineers, scientists, and leaders; further the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life for the global society; and demonstrate the importance of diversity. With over 800 members, SWE at Mines is the largest collegiate section in the U.S. and the largest professional student organization on campus. Members participate in personal and professional development through weekly lunches and leadership roles, networking with employers, and outreach and recruitment events for the next generation of women engineers and scientists.

SWE Values


We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.

Inclusive Environment

We embrace diversity in its broadest interpretation and commit to creating an inclusive environment for all our members and stakeholders.  We value the contributions of a diverse membership, which enables SWE to achieve its full potential.

Mutual Support

We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks.

Professional Excellence

We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices. 


We share a common definition of success with open, transparent access to information, building mutual respect and confidence in the competence of those with whom we lead, serve and partner with.

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