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Win up to $750 for Your SWE Community College Affiliate!

The SWE Community Colleges Affinity Group (AG) and SWE’s Community College Affiliate Support and Expansion (CCASE) Program have partnered to present a video challenge for SWE Community College Affiliates to share accomplishments, best practices and impact — plus win cash prizes!
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The SWE Community Colleges Affinity Group (AG) proudly supports and advocates for community college women in engineering and technology and highlights the importance of community colleges in achieving diversity and inclusion in STEM.

With support and funding from SWE’s Community College Affiliate Support and Expansion (CCASE) Program, the Community Colleges AG is excited to announce an opportunity to have fun, be creative, and win cash to support your SWE Community College Affiliate!

To enter this competition, you’ll create a two to three-minute video that addresses at least one of the following prompts. More than one prompt can be addressed, but only one is required.

  • What impact has your SWE Affiliate had on you? (“You” refers to students, faculty, or your campus community.)
  • How has your Affiliate supported the mission of the SWE Community Colleges AG?
  • How has CCASE supported your Affiliate?
  • How has your community college supported, or plans to support, your SWE Affiliate?

Faculty, students, and alumni who are associated with an existing community college SWE Affiliate or who are in the process of establishing a new SWE Affiliate are eligible to submit a video. All prizes will be awarded by direct deposit to the SWE Affiliate faculty advisor or designated representative for support of SWE Affiliate and outreach activities.

  • 1st Prize: $750
  • 2nd Prize: $500
  • 3rd Prize: $250

Find more detailed information and criteria here and submit your video by Friday, March 1, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The SWE Community Colleges AG and CCASE Programs team look forward to viewing your submission and learning about your SWE Affiliate. Good luck!

Ines Figueiras of Essex County College and Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh of Springfield Technical Community College are co-leaders of the SWE Community Colleges Affinity Group. If you’re interested in learning more, join their LinkedIn page and their Facebook page.

Need more info about the video challenge? Contact Beth at or Ines at directly with questions, and you can also view the flyer for this video challenge.

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Are you aware of all the ways the CCASE Program can support your SWE Community College Affiliate? In addition to receiving funds through this video challenge, your group can receive free Collegiate to Career (C2C) memberships and up to $750 for professional development and outreach activities. Learn more!

If you are a community college student or faculty member interested in starting a SWE Affiliate, please visit the Section & Affiliate Start Up page.


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