The Society of Women Engineers (SWE):
Empower women to Achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.
Achieve a world of gender without disparity and inequality in engineering and technology.

News Flash!

Remembering Frances M. Berting, PhD, EWS-SWE Charter Member

Frances “Fran” Berting, former West Richland resident, a charter member of EWS-SWE, and the EWS-SWE Section Representative for 1979-1980, passed away on Feb 23rd, 2024 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  She was 97 years old and liked to mention that she was born the year Lindbergh made his famous flight across the Atlantic.  Frances was a materials scientist who came to Hanford to work on the Fast Flux Test Facility.   An active community leader, Frances was the third president of the B Reactor Museum Association, in 1993 -1994.  This organization successfully worked to establish Los Alamos, Hanford, and Oak Ridge as the Manhattan Project National Parks.  For more detailed information about Fran see the following links: 



Membership half year rate of 50% until March 31, 2024

New Members can get half off the standard professional or standard collegiate membership with coupon code FY2450OFF. The coupon code expires March 31, 2024, but the membership will extend through the end of the fiscal year, expiring on June 30, 2024. 

FY25 Elections

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills and supporting our EWS-SWE programs?  We’re beginning to plan for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1st. If you’re interested in being a section officer or committee chair, please e-mail us. The Nominating Committee will start putting together the slate in March.

Information about the roles of officers and committee chairs can be found in our Bylaws and Procedures here Section Business – Eastern Washington (swe.org).

Framatome Scholarship – Applications due March 31, 2024 electronically

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Upcoming Events

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Thank you Volunteers!

February and March were busy times for EWS-SWE Volunteers:

DiscoverE Girl Day – February 22, 2024

Reached 108 school-age girls and their parents, who experienced fun hands-on engineering activities with local female engineers and scientists. Volunteer organizations included Bechtel B-Pro, Women at WTP, ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Framatome Women in Nuclear, SWE-EWS, Northwest Public Broadcasting, American Chemical Society, NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers, GSEWNI – Girls Scots Eastern Washington Northern Idaho, IEEE – Electrical & Electronics Women in Engineering, Mid-Columbia Children’s Museum. 

Mid-Columbia Science Fair – March 7, 2024

EWS-SWE volunteers, led by Tatiana Skadorwa, judged and presented special awards to eleven girls in grades six through 12. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Framatome Scholarship – Judges needed

Please e-mail us if you would like to help with scholarship judging. .​ Click here for details and volunteer registration. 

Tech Bridge Girls

Formerly “Expanding Your Horizons”, a program to introduce Middle School Girls to STEM careers. EWS-SWE is interested in reviving this program and is forming a committee to plan this event in the next year. please e-mail us and Help make this happen!

Volunteers and Committee Chairs Needed

EWS -SWE sponsors a variety of programs for Mentoring, Professional Development, K-12 Outreach, and Collegiate Outreach.  Our programs are only limited by our volunteer participation.  Please e-mail us if you have a special interest, or see a program that aligns with your goals and would like to get involved.
​- Committees are listed on the Section Officers page.  

Are you interested in providing engineering insight?

Would you like to participate in a Q/A virtual session for high school students? Do you know a high school student that is interested in presuming a STEM college track? We would like your feedback. Please e-mail us if you are interested.