Region i Award Winners

SWE Awards celebrate the lifelong contributions women engineers and technologists make to our society—and our world. We encourage and reward advancements in technological innovation, leadership, education, work/life balance, outreach and diversity. All questions should be sent to

Congratulations to all award winners from iCON15 in Kansas City, MO!

Section Awards

  • Oklahoma State University – Collegiate Section of the Year
  • Kansas City - Professional Section of the Year
  • University of Wyoming - 86% Membership Retention and 100% Membership Growth
  • Eastern Nebraska – 57% Membership Retention
  • Mid-Missouri - 78% Membership Growth
  • Oklahoma City - 78% Membership Growth

Program Awards

  • Oklahoma State University – Collegiate Existing Program of the Year
  • Rocky Mountain - Professional Existing Program of the Year
  • Colorado School of Mines and Rocky Mountain - Joint Program of the Year

Member Awards

  • Kelsey Raus (University of Oklahoma) – Collegiate Member of the Year
  • Casey Waggy (Rocky Mountain) - Distinguished New Engineer

Company Awards

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation – Benefactor of the Year

Region i Scholarship Recipients

Our inaugural SWE scholarship program had many great applications and our judges were impressed with the caliber of the candidates!
The Region i scholarship program is intended to go to one undergraduate student, one graduate student, and one back-to-school professional.  Since all the applicants were in the undergraduate category this year, we were able to award two scholarships.
As announced at the iCON15 awards program, our two scholarship recipients this year were Amanda Smith of Wichita State University and Caley Follmer of Colorado State University.  Congrats!
Scholarship certificates were awarded at the banquet and checks were be mailed after the fact.
Congrats to the winners again!

#SWEiCON15 Registration has been extended until tomorrow!

There is still time! iCON15 Registration has been extended until tomorrow, February 9th along with hotel reservations! Visit to register.

The deadline for submission to the poster competition has also been extended to February 15th!

For those of you that have registered and are getting super excited for iCON15 tweet to @SWERegioni and use ‪#‎SWEiCON15‬ now and throughout the conference.

Call for SWE Region i Conference Poster Competition Abstracts

Region i will host its inaugural research poster session at iCon15 to help region members participating in research programs gain experience presenting their work.

It is necessary that students with research experience get as much practice as possible in presenting their research in a clear and concise manner for any audience. This session will allow students to share their research through a research poster. Students must explain the most important details of their research while also including high-level importance of the project overall. Participants will gain valuable experience in presenting their work, and conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn about exciting research by members of Region i.

Research posters will be displayed during iCon15, February 27-28, 2015 in Kansas City, MO. Judging will take place on Fridayevening, and will be based on the poster alone, without any input from the student. The poster session will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 4:30-5:00pm. Participants are invited to stand near their poster during this time, so conference attendees can view the posters and discuss and ask questions about the various research projects. First, second, and third place winners in both the undergraduate and graduate student categories will be selected by judges based on poster design and research content (the scoring rubric will be shared with all participants).

To participate in the poster competition, please submit an abstract (~200 words) by completing the form below by February 1, 2015. Feel free to send any questions about the competition to Kaitlyn Bunker.

Abstract submissions: form

January Hot Topic: Applying for SWE Awards

SWE Awards celebrate the lifelong contributions women engineers and technologists make to our society—and our world. We encourage and reward advancements in technological innovation, leadership, education, work/life balance, outreach and diversity. Awards given individually, regionally, externally and through collegiate competitions.

Individual Awards
The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers as well as recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community.

Collegiate Competition Overview
Showcase your skills and imagination! SWE Collegiate Competitions include a variety of challenging programs, projects, and special activities that build valuable hands-on experience while sharpening your leadership, technical, and problem-solving abilities. Please see below for an overview of the current competitions and to download submission packets. Please note that deadlines vary for each award and late or incomplete submissions will be not accepted. For general questions about Collegiate Competitions, please contact

Section Awards
Section award training: SWE offers a wide variety of awards for collegiate, professional and MALs that acknowledge outstanding contributions in the areas of Communications, Membership, Multicultural Activities, Outreach Programs, and Professional Development. For more information on these awards, please download the appropriate packets below.

External Awards
The Society of Women Engineers Awards & Recognition Committee has created this web page to showcase important national, professional society and other awards opportunities for which SWE members may be eligible. By nominating SWE candidates, you can help to enhance recognition of the unique accomplishments of our women engineers and technologists.

If you are aware of other awards that should be added to this list, please contact the SWE External Awards Coordinator at

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December Hot Topic: Winter Break

Winter Break is a wonderful time of year to sit back, relax and….APPLY! If you are anything like me, you still have that stack of papers you came back with from the Annual Conference that you have yet to go through. Well, now is the time. Whether it be internships, Co-Ops or grad school, Winter Break allows you the time to dust off that resume and update that cover letter.

One great place to start searching the the SWE Career Center. Here you can upload your information and resume, set up email alerts, and select to have companies contact you directly. If you are graduating and still looking for a full-time position, it is a great resource to use as well.

If it is graduate school you are applying for, SWE has a resource just for you. The brand new Graduate Blog. Here there is information geared toward everything you need to successfully apply to grad school. Check it out!

Another great thing to apply for during Winter Break if you have already landed that dream internship is SCHOLARSHIPS. We have scholarships available at both the Regional and Society level with deadlines approaching quickly.

I hope your Winter Break is filled with lots of relaxation and productivity.

Happy Holidays!