International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists Records

in
Accession Number: 
LR001689
Extent: 
3 linear feet (4 MB, 1 SB)
Date: 
1961-1005, bulk 1961-1996

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) held the first International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) June 15-21, 1964, to coincide with the SWE National Convention and the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, New York. Although ICWES planners originally estimated 300 participants, the conference brought together over 500 people from more than 35 countries to discuss the role of women engineers and the future of engineering. Following the success of the first ICWES (later referred to as ICWES I), women's science and engineering societies have hosted a total of 14 ICWES conferences in 11 countries.

The materials in these records document the origin and development of ICWES, as well as the technical and sociological subjects discussed at the conferences. Compiled from members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), these records document the planning and execution of the the first and seventh ICWES conferences (ICWES I and ICWES VII) held in 1964 and 1984, which were hosted by SWE. The records also document SWE's involvement with ICWES conferences hosted in other countries. Records include correspondence, reports, clippings, proceedings, and bound volumes.

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