The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession. Our Section’s goals include increasing awareness of the benefits of diversity, providing outreach support to the community, and providing career development resources for our members. We achieve our goals by meeting regularly as a team, planning and fulfilling the year’s calendar of events and targeting our efforts to align with our mission.

SWE SNS 2023-2024 Event Calendar

September 14th: Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Infrastructure

Location: 2001 East Plumb Lane from 11-1

Description: Explore the engineering and tech used in airport infrastructure and air transportation.

September 23rd: Girls in Aviation Day (Outreach)

Location: 655 South Rock Blvd from 10-2

Description: 9th Annual Girls in Aviation Day

September 26th: Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship Award Reception

Location: El Dorado Resort Convention Floor from 5:30-7:30

Description: Represent SWE and meet our recipient, Milana Cimesa, a civil engineering student at UNR.

October 12th: Redwood Materials

Location: 1201 Norway Drive in USA Parkway from 3-5 

Description: Learn about the engineering innovations in the lithium recycling ecosystem.

October 26-28th: WE23

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Description: Workshops on leadership and engineering, cultivating relationships and empowering women.

October 28th: FIRST Tech Challenge Scrimmage (Outreach)

Location: 110 Bishop Manogue Drive Reno, NV 89511

Description: Workshop for FTC teams (9-1) and scrimmage (1:30-5:30)

November 2nd: UNR SWE Panel Discussion

Location: UNR TBD

Description: Professional development Q&A session moderated by SWE.

November 16th: Brewery Tour at Schussboom 

Location: 12245 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89511

Description: Explore the brewing process and learn about the engineering behind beer production.

December 8th (Rescheduled from December 1st): Holiday Party at Schussboom

Location: 12245 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89511

Description: Wrap up the year with a celebratory event and diaper drive for STEP 2.

January 13th: Snowshoe Social (reschedule due to weather)

Location: Chickadee Ridge Trailhead

Description: Join us on a 2.4 mile round trip hike to feed the chickadees and see panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

January  27th: FIRST Lego League Championship (Outreach)

Location: UNR

Description: Youth robotics competition

February 2-3rd: MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition (Outreach)

Location: AGC on Friday and UNR on Saturday

Description: The Competition Series has 4 levels of competition and takes about 3 hours to complete.

February 8th: Truckee Meadows Water Authority Chalk Bluff WTP

Location: 9605 S. McCarran Blvd. at 10am

Description: Discover the engineering practices behind water treatment and distribution systems.

February 9-10th: FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Tournament (Outreach)

Location: Galena High School

Description: Teams design, build, program and operate robots to compete

February 22nd: Tour Nevada National Security Sites

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Tour a national security site prior to the WE Local Las Vegas Conference

February 23-24th: WE Local Las Vegas 

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Conference that creates space for professional development sessions, inspirational 

speakers, networking opportunities, and more. 

February 28th: Evening with Industry 

Location: UNR Joe Crowley Student Union

Description: An evening for celebration and formal networking dinner for students.

March 1-2nd: FIRST Tech Challenge Championship (Outreach)

Location: McQueen High School

Description: It’s the championship!

March 9th: MATHCOUNTS State Competition (Outreach)

Location: AGC Reno

Description: SWE led MATHCOUNTS competition

March 14th: How It’s Made: Pacific Cheese

Location: 8950 Double Diamond Parkway Reno, NV 89521

Description: Tour to learn about automation and how local cheese is manufactured.

April 26th: “Reach Higher: The sky isn’t the limit!” Night of the STEM Stars (NOTSS)

Location: Whitney Peak Hotel

Description: Regional students and STEM professionals’ dinner and awards celebration. Our keynote is astronaut, Miss Kat Echazarreta.

April 30th: American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) on the Road Event

Location: TBD

Details: E. Marie Brierly will have more information soon. Non-SWE event but open to all.

May (TBD): UNR Capstone Projects / Recruitment Ice Cream Social

Location: UNR College of Engineering 

Description: SWE table and networking at UNR. Collaborate with UNR, TMCC, WNC faculty/liaisons.

June 23rd: Women in Engineering Day / End of Year Social

Location: TBD- Minden Mills Distilling, South 40, Z Bar, The Eddy

Description: Celebrate the end of the SWE 2023-2024 year and the start of summer. 

SWE SNS 2024-2025 Event Calendar

October 6th: Manufacturing Day at Click Bond (Rescheduled for 2024)

Location: 2151 Lockheed Way Carson City from 5-7

Description: SWE table and networking at Click Bond’s open house to showcase modern manufacturing.