The building of the top national mid-size SWE student section

Heather Storace, Pamela Maass, Kesa Black, Anne Ranes, Mary Anderson-Rowland, Dana Newell

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Abstract

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Student Section, established in 1976 at Arizona State University (ASU), struggled for most of its history. The strength of the organization fluctuated greatly with the strength of the student leaders that would come and go. During the last several years, however, the Section has developed a strong management system using industrial engineering principles, strong student involvement, and played a proactive role in the recruitment and retention of women in the Fulton School of Engineering. After SWE student officers attended the Student Awards Banquet at the SWE National Conference in the fall of 2002, they vowed to be named the top Mid-size SWE Student Section for 2003. The Section created a management team of 25 women who led many recruitment and retention events. Over the past two years, there have been modifications to the Leadership Team based on the Section needs and now there are approximately 30 officers (executive board, five committees, and representative positions). The Section realized their goal in October 2003 by winning five national awards including top mid-size section in the nation! The authors will describe how and why the Section grew in members, its activities, and how its management system came to be. They will also discuss how the organization is developing leaders, increasing interest in engineering, and helping to retain women engineering students in the Fulton School of Engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Pages1369-1381
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

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Other2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/12/056/15/05

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Keywords

  • Recruitment and Retention of Women Engineering Students
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Student Leadership
  • Student Outreach by Students
  • Women in Engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Storace, H., Maass, P., Black, K., Ranes, A., Anderson-Rowland, M., & Newell, D. (2005). The building of the top national mid-size SWE student section. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 1369-1381)

The building of the top national mid-size SWE student section. / Storace, Heather; Maass, Pamela; Black, Kesa; Ranes, Anne; Anderson-Rowland, Mary; Newell, Dana.

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 1369-1381.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Storace, H, Maass, P, Black, K, Ranes, A, Anderson-Rowland, M & Newell, D 2005, The building of the top national mid-size SWE student section. in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. pp. 1369-1381, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World, Portland, OR, United States, 6/12/05.
Storace H, Maass P, Black K, Ranes A, Anderson-Rowland M, Newell D. The building of the top national mid-size SWE student section. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 1369-1381
Storace, Heather ; Maass, Pamela ; Black, Kesa ; Ranes, Anne ; Anderson-Rowland, Mary ; Newell, Dana. / The building of the top national mid-size SWE student section. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. pp. 1369-1381
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