Society of Women for Excellence in Engineering and Technology

Advisors: Ms. Baxter and Dr. Ismail

Description

The Society of Women for Excellence in Engineering and Technology (SWEET) is a coed organization that is both professional and social. Student members work to inspire young women and children to pursue degrees in the field of engineering. The organization invites any student from Sam Houston State University that is majoring or minoring in the STEM/STEAM degree areas. As a STEM/STEAM SHSU student, this association provides you with an opportunity to develop your professional contacts. You will gain a better insight into what the career you have selected is all about. 

Membership

Membership is open to any student at SHSU that is majoring morning in a STEM/STEAM field. Dues are annual to help fund all of the community outreach programs. Currently SWEET is in the progress of becoming an officially recognized collegiate chapter of the Society of Women for Engineering. (SWE) Membership in the Student Division is open to students enrolled in universities, community colleges, and technical institutes.

Collegiate Affiliate Membership

Students have the option of joining individually to SWE for $20.00. Upon graduation are encouraged to join the professional membership or Society of Women for Engineering.  

Meeting Topics and Joint Meetings

Many student-affiliated groups have been successful in holding joint meetings with personnel from the Industry, University and SWEET membership offers outstanding value! Your membership includes:

  • Interaction with other SHSU student organizations socially
  • Team up with other SHSU student organizations to have a greater positive impact on others
  • Eligibility for scholarships.
  • Networking opportunities with practicing women STEM/STEAM, engineers and other colleges
  • Industry expert guest speakers
  • A support system of peer groups, mentors, advisors, and industry leaders.
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills.
  • Regularly scheduled meetings that allow you to get advice from fellow members on everything from time management to graduate schools, all while making lifelong friendships.
  • SWEET Speaks Annual Conferences hosted at SHSU
  • Professional development seminars                        
  • Interviewing Techniques                                              
  • Former Student Success Stories                               
  • New Technologies                                                        
  • Field Trips to Local Industries                                     
  • Social activities        
  • Campus event participation      
  • Community Service Projects
  • Fundraising activities
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Job Fairs
  • School/Dept. Open Houses

The Annual SWEET Speaks

In the fall semester there is an annual SWEET Speaks event where members, students, and our community are invited to come hear from industry leaders and learn how to become successful in the fields of engineering and/or STEM/STEAM.

Community Outreach Projects

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • SWEET Speaks
  • Fair on the Square
  • Scare on the Square
  • Dallas ISD STEM Expo
  • Saturdays@SAM
  • Scouts@SAM – Engineering badge
  • Judging at Career and Technology Student Organization state contest
  • Volunteer/Mentoring of students of Huntsville ISD
  • Volunteers of the BEST Southeast Texas contest

 

IMPACTING THE FUTURE

Join a society of pioneers, advocates and mentors who support and guide your collegiate and professional journey in the fields of Engineering Technology and/or STEM/STEAM. You will gain a vast pool of resources to nurture your personal and career development. Your involvement will positively impact the future of Engineering Technology and/or STEM/STEAM.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

You can find more about us at on our social accounts.

https://www.facebook.com/shsu.sweet/

@SHSU.SWEET