Celebrating SWE Founder’s Day

Celebrate the women and men who have advanced the mission of the Society of Women Engineers over the past 69 years today on SWE's Founder’s Day!
Celebrating SWE Founder’s Day

On May 27, 1950, nearly 65 women engineers and engineering students came together in New Jersey at the Green Engineering Camp of The Cooper Union. This was the first national gathering of the Society of Women Engineers. This created the foundation of what is now a membership organization 40,000+ strong.

Founders Day is a time to take pride that, along with thousands of others, each of us has helped to advance the pioneering vision expressed by the founders decades ago on that weekend in May.

View some pictures of these revolutionary women from SWE’s Founding Meeting back on May 27, 1950: