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SWE Branding: Are You Doing it Right?

SWE rebranded itself more than a year ago now with an awesome new purple logo. It’s important to ensure that, upon rebranding and implementing the new logo, the Society brand is being used correctly! We want to make sure that we are representing SWE the way that it should be. SWE has a pretty neat guideline on branding details which include branding principles, standards, color system, typography, imagery, and more. You can check it out here!


And now, here are some things to keep in mind when using the SWE logo.

  • The logomark (gear) makes one entity with the logotype. They should always be kept together
  • The logo can be used by itself, with the full name and tagline, or just with the full name
  • The logo cannot be combined with other logos and should be kept separate
  • The official SWE colors must be used
  • Personalized logos exist for every group within the Society and can be obtained by contacting HQ.

Again, please read more about the SWE Branding Guidelines here to make sure you are representing SWE  and all of its amazingness correctly! The PDF goes much more in depth about logo branding specifics. If you want to obtain a logo or letterhead/powerpoint templates, you can find them here.

We love this logo and are excited to use it correctly everywhere we can!



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SWE Collaborates with the College of Staten Island on Satellite Design Project

SWE College of Staten Island is working on an engineering project that entails building a satellite as part of the Robbins-1 mission in order to scrutinize space debris and collect data to reach a solution. This is a joint project between the Society of Women Engineers and the College of Staten Island’s Engineering, Science, and Physics department where CSI SWE members can gain real engineering project experience that prepare them for challenges they will face in their professional careers within the work force.

The satellite is scheduled to be launched near the Fiji islands by early 2017, and the students will be able to track the progress of the satellite remotely using antennae.

This project is one of various projects that CSI SWE collaborates with CSI’s Engineering, Science and Physics, and Computer Science Departments. Other engineering projects include renewable energy systems an research based scientific computing, which encompasses programming and physics simulations for analyzing and extracting data.

For more information on the Satellite Design Project, click here for a more in depth report. Visit the College of Staten Island’s Engineering, Science, and Physics department here.

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Region E Leadership Summit 2016: Recap!

The Region E Leadership Summit took place this past weekend on September 17-18 in the Downtown WIlmington DoubleTree Hotel, Wilmington, DE. The weekend started off with introductions and an icebreaker, and then delved deeper into Region E FY17 goals and events, breakout sessions, senate updates, society governance updates, as well as Region E financial planning. A total of 13 profession sections plus the Region Collegiate Team were present at the Summit for a weekend filled with networking opportunities, leadership modules, and planning for the future.

Libby Taylor, Region E Governor, discussed Region E strategic goals for FY17 and key points in Professional Excellence, Advocacy, and Globalization that will be met throughout the fiscal year. Further region operations were discussed including the society governance changes. For more information, visit

The senate overview was given by the Region E senators, Gail Dyer and Heather Bernardin, and Region Collegiate Senator, Madelyn Langin, who overviewed FY16 senate accomplishments and challenges. Goals were set up moving forward for ways of improvement and duties to fulfill.

The breakout sessions involved the Region Council session for Section/MAL reporting, the Section Presidents session for section goals & vitality reports, the Treasurers session for SWE financial reporting requirements, and finally the Region Collegiate Team session for events planning and goals in FY17.

The Summit finished off with discussions on Outreach and SWENext programs, best practice sharing, and closing thoughts. Overall, the Region E Leadership Summit was a very successful, energetic weekend filled with valuable dialogue!

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2nd FemmeHacks Hackathon

Last year, the Drexel Society of Women Engineers helped organized the first all-women student hackathon in Philadelphia. A freshman software engineer, Andrea Baric(pictured on left), had the idea to host this event and asked Drexel SWE to help bring her idea to fruition. This past February, the 2nd FemmeHacks was held at the University of Pennsylvania.

In its second iteration, FemmeHacks gathered over 100 college and high school women which attracted hackers from across the country for this two-day event. Many tech companies have been working hard to support the diversification of tech, and some like Google and Facebook showed their support in sponsoring FemmeHacks and sending engineers to help mentor the hackers. In addition to plenty of time for teams to work on their app, various engaging workshops were hosted on Friday night to introduce beginners to new technologies.

FemmeHacks will be back at again in 2017.


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Region E May Updates

FY17 Region E Collegiate Election Results
The election results are in and we’d like to congratulate our FY17 Region E Collegiate Leaders:
Region Collegiate Representatives (RCR):
Mona Patel, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Kristen Poole, Villanova University
Region Collegiate Senator (RCS):
Madelyn Langin, University of Delaware
Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE):
Maissoun Ksara, Drexel University

Each section in good standing was allowed to cast one vote on behalf of their section. Collegiate section presidents worked with their membership to review the Region Collegiate Representative(s) (RCR), Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE), and Region Collegiate Senator (RCS) candidates and place the section’s votes.

Please welcome these collegiate leaders to their FY17 positions and support them in their endeavors.

Summer Internships available at Columbia Univ NSF Northeast Big Data Hub – Apps due May 1
The NSF-sponsored Northeast Big Data Hub would like to spread the word to potential applicants for a “Young Innovators Internship Program” and “Knowledge Exchange – Lecture Series and Visiting Scholar Exchange Program”  for engineering and science students, and host organizations.

The details for the internships and exchange programs are at this website:

Potential interns are encouraged to submit with potential host organizations. Intern-only or host-only submissions will be accepted for consideration, though the highest odds for funding would be for combined intern/host proposals.

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Graduate Community Newsletter

Hello Grad Community! In this newsletter: Leadership Coaching Committee looking for members Join a SWE Committee! Grad Community Spotlights Blog Basics: Grad Leadership Team (1) Leadership Coaching Community looking for members The Leadership Coaching Committee provides proactive leadership coaching to SWE organizational units, including sections, regions, and MALs. Trained Leadership Coaches provide Society leadership with […]

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