The Society of Women Engineers has been essential to my experience at Mines. Every member I meet–whether at one of our section’s events or at the national conference–is passionate, hardworking, and more than willing to help another SWE member. I love this organization because it allows me to connect with inspiring women outside my major, revitalizes my passion for STEM, and provides the support I need to overcome the challenges of engineering.

Sophia Becker 2019

About the President:


Sophia began her SWE career at Mines as the Vice President of Communications, a position she held for two years. In addition to this role, she worked hard to find ways to further develop SWE. Among other things, she helped bring back the Executive Board retreat, served as a 2018 Welcome Back BBQ Co-Chair, and became the founder of the Mentorship Program. She has also been involved in SWE as a National Organization through her participation in the SWE Future Leaders program for Fiscal Year 2019 as well as her attendance at several conferences, including WE17 as an attendee, WE18 as part of the Collegiate Leadership Institute, and the 2019 WE Local in Denver as a Collegiate Competition Finalist.

Though she is primarily involved in the SWE, Sophia also served as the Marketing Chair for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference and continues to be an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dr. Nanette Boyle’s lab, studying the production of biofuels using photosynthetic bacteria. This summer, she is participating in the SULI (Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship) program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Sophia hopes this internship will help her reach her ultimate goal of working in the renewable energy industry.

As the SWE President for the 2019-2020 academic year, Sophia looks forward to meeting your and hearing your ideas about ways SWE can better serve its members. Make sure to introduce yourself!