SWE - Society of Women Engineers
President: Paloma Cruz
Vice President: Amanda Johnson
Secretary: Susana Lira-Gonzalez
Treasurer: McKenzie Horner
Advertising Chair: Alexandra McNaught
Social Chair: Casey Burt
Outreach Chair: Victoria Indaco
Faculty Advisor: Sara Ganzerli
Annual Report: Gonzaga University's Society of Women Engineers hosts a number of annual events at Gonzaga. The first and foremost are networking events that are specifically focused on preparing female engineers for the workforce. SWE hosts annual engineering-specific Resumanias and mock interviews where practicing engineers from the Spokane community join Gonzaga’s engineers-to-be. Students learn how to cater their resumes for technical jobs, provide the type of information that is most useful for employers in their respective fields, and practice answering technical interview questions. To further prepare student’s professional development and networking abilities, SWE hosts an Annual Females in Engineering Dinner providing an exceptional opportunity for students to meet professionals from industry.
Besides professional development, SWE also has fun! New this year is SWE’s Mr. Engineer Pageant where male computer scientists and engineers sport their nerd attire and show off their talent to earn the coveted title of “Mr. Engineer!” All of SWE’s events are focused on developing a stronger network on campus and in the professional community.
SWE also focuses on outreaching to communities with the hope of inspiring interest within the engineering and science-related field. Service projects and outreach events SWE has been involved with include promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with Girl Scouts and elementary schools, as well as aiding in engineering-related tasks at a local non-profit farm to help improve efficiency.