Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE Logo image)



The Society of Women Engineers was founded in 1950 by women engineering students and professionals who sought to support women in engineering as well as to encourage young women to pursue and excel in the male-dominated field. Although membership has grown from 61 founding members in 1950 to more than 30,000 members in 2017, women remain a minority in the engineering and technology fields and SWE continues its mission to support and promote practicing and aspiring women engineers.

The SWE quick link returns all content that has been tagged SWE, which currently contains collection abstracts, audio files and images. Please note the pager at the bottom of this page. Your main contact at the Reuther is Troy Eller English - Society of Women Engineers Archivist (SWE).

For additional information about SWE please visit the Society of Women Engineers Web site.

(1903) Olive Salembier, AwardImage
(1904) Olive Salembier, PortraitImage
(1905) Ruth Shafer, 1961 National ConventionImage
(1906) Irene Sharpe, PortraitImage
(1907) Virginia Sink, At WorkImage
(1908) Virginia Sink, PortraitImage
(1912) Jaclyn Spear, PortraitImage
(1913) Katharine Stinson, At WorkImage
(1914) Katharine Stinson, At WorkImage
(1915) Cheryl Sunada, At WorkImage
(1916) Maria Telkes, At WorkImage
(1917) Martha Thomas, PortraitImage
(1918) Laurel van der Wal, At WorkImage
(1919) Laurel van der Wal, At WorkImage
(1920) Laurel van der Wal, PortraitImage
(1921) Josephine Webb, PortraitImage
(1922) Susan Whatley, PortraitImage
(1931) Mary Ann Zimmerman, PortraitImage
(1932) Amy Spear, PortraitImage
(1933) Margaret Eller, PortraitImage
(1934) Jill Tietjen, PortraitImage
(1935) Carolyn Phillips, At WorkImage
(1936) Jacqueline Juillard, At WorkImage
(1937) E'lise Harmon, At WorkImage
(1938) Margaret Pritchard, PortraitImage
(1939) Marie Reith, PortraitImage
(1940) Shirley Holmgreen, PortraitImage
(1941) Arlene Spadafino, PortraitImage
(1942) Alice Martin, PortraitImage
(1943) Betty Preece, PortraitImage
(1944) Hilda Edgecombe, At WorkImage
(1945) Emma Barth, PortraitImage
(1946) Elsie Eaves, PortraitImage
(1947) Margaret Fox, PortraitImage
(1948) Anna Longobardo, PortraitImage
(1949) Gloria Montano, PortraitImage
(1950) Nancy Bush, At WorkImage
(1951) Phyllis Iacampo, At WorkImage
(1952) Carolyn Phillips, At WorkImage
(1953) Dorothy Martin Simon, PortraitImage
(1954) Isabelle French, Honorary DegreeImage
(1955) Rose Mary Thompson, GraduationImage
(1956) Katherine Faber, At WorkImage
(1957) Nance Dicciani, At WorkImage
(1958) Annette Gathright, At WorkImage
(1960) Anna Jane Harrison, PortraitImage
(1963) Roberta Kankus, At WorkImage
(1966) Sherry Harris, PortraitImage
(1967) Irene Peden, Bonnie DunbarImage
(1968) Carolyn Phillips, At WorkImage