Submissions of abstracts for the Collegiate Poster & Rapid Fire Competition are now open! All SWE undergraduate and graduate members are encouraged to participate. Subject matter is to be related to original research or work with an application in engineering. Winners from the top Undergraduate Collegiate and Graduate Collegiate categories for both competitions will receive travel stipends, awards and cash prizes (1st place $300; 2nd place $200; 3rd place $100). The abstract submission deadline is June 15, 2017. Visit here for more information.
The top 10 finalists in each category (Undergraduate Poster, Graduate Collegiate Poster) will present a technical poster during WE17 in Austin, Texas. Similarly, the top 10 finalists in each category (Undergraduate Rapid Fire, Graduate Rapid Fire) will give a five-minute presentation of their work during the Rapid Fire sessions at WE17.
Showcase your skills and imagination!
Please go here for an overview of the competition and to download the submission packet.
More than 10,000 women engineers from all over the world will gather in Austin, Texas Oct. 26-28 to empower each other, learn and get inspired at WE17. Hosted by The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), WE17 is the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering.
The gender gap in STEM fields remains wide across all specialties, and more females than males leave the engineering profession as their career grows. In fact, 30 percent of women leaving STEM fields cite workplace climate as the reason. Corporate culture, perception and other conscious and unconscious biases are preventing the gender gap from closing and are discouraging women from pursuing a successful future in STEM.