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SWE Magazine’s WE17 Conference Issue Available Online

The cover story of this issue of SWE Magazine focuses on wind energy, a dynamic, multidisciplinary field that offers women in engineering plenty of opportunities.

Published On: October 2017

View SWE Magazine’s conference issue on your mobile device by downloading our app on  iTunes or Google Play. In this issue, find WE17 highlights, award recipients, as well as a detailed conference schedule and descriptions by track.

SWE MagazineThis issue’s cover story focuses on the benefits of wind technology. Wind energy is a dynamic, multidisciplinary field that offers women in engineering plenty of opportunities.

Learn how companies are using humor and improv to not only enhance creativity and collaboration, but also defuse tense situations and fight unconscious biases of all kinds.

Find out if flying cars and air taxis are on the threshold of becoming mainstream. New developments signal breakthroughs are transforming aerospace engineering and bringing short-trip air travel closer to reality.

Meet women on the front lines of aerospace. Three aerospace engineers discuss the excitement and challenges they face as women in a field where the bottom line is delivering a viable, cutting-edge product.

Congratulations on SWE Magazine being a 2017 APEX winner!

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Readers Forum

Activity on SWE’s social media from late summer through fall covered many topics, from kicking off the new “SWE year,” to back-to-school tips and insights, to the WE17 conference.

Chief among postings pertaining to magazine content were snippets from the “Women Engineers You Should Know” article that appeared in the spring issue. Between SWE’s All Together blog and Facebook page, individual women engineers from this fascinating group were highlighted weekly. As part of the run up to WE17, where a digital display will bring more recognition to this year’s honorees, it is also a reminder that we will soon be looking for the next group of “Women Engineers You Should Know,” and request your input. Stay tuned.

From the ongoing series “Women Engineering Leaders in Academe” came the podcast discussion between author Peggy Layne, P.E., F.SWE, and the two women engineering deans she interviewed in the fall issue. Together with Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., of the New York Institute of Technology, and Elaine Scott, Ph.D., of the University of Washington Bothell, they share insight, perspectives, and advice.

Also of great interest and response is SWE’s policy statement on New Interim Guidance on Title IX Protections for Victims, announced recently, and which will disproportionately impact women seeking engineering degrees.

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as women engineers and leaders.

For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.

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