Welcome to the Society of Women Engineers

New England Shoreline Section

The New England Shoreline Section of the Society of Women Engineers is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE-NESS members are pioneers, advocates and mentors who support the professional journey and are impacting the future of engineering and technology. 

SWE-NESS members live or work in Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut and we have four collegiate sections: Brown University, Roger Williams University, the Coast Guard Academy and University of Rhode Island.

We are an active group, with regular meetings and ongoing educational programs for youth of all ages. You don’t have to be an engineer or a woman to be active in SWE.

Check out our upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

Ocean Spray Plant Tour

Wednesday April 17th, 4:30-6:30pm, Middleborough, MA

SWE New England Shoreline Section and SWE Boston Section are thrilled to invite their members to attend a plant tour with Ocean Spray! Please note, since this tour has a capacity of 20 total attendees from both sections, registration is limited to SWE members. This tour is near capacity, and we are collecting a waitlist for additional interest!

About Ocean Spray’s Middleboro, MA Plant:
With 610,000 square feet of production and storage space on 124 acres, the Middleboro plant is just a short drive from Ocean Spray’s Cooperative Headquarters. Each year this facility, which has operated continually since opening in 1966, produces more than 65 million pounds of dried cranberries and more than 2.2 million gallons of concentrate. It’s the largest cranberry processing facility in the world based on size and barrels handled; in addition, two pilot plants on site develop new and innovative Ocean Spray® products.

Register for the Ocean Spray Tour here

Click here to buy your tickets for the Newport Polo All Charity Day!

Join SWE-NESS for an afternoon of polo and tailgating on July 14th. Tickets are $20 each (children under 15 enter for free) and 100% of proceeds from our ticket sales will support our K-12 engineering outreach events.

Volunteer for a Hands On STEM Workshop

Email Kim at gsworkshops@sweness.org if you are interested.

1. Volunteer needed to lead the workshop in Warwick and schedule the time with the Library. Hopefully this would be someone who attended the training in January. They are looking to do this in the summer on a Thursday or Friday during the day or potentially evenings on Monday-Wednesday. This may turn into a three workshop series.

2. Volunteers needed for the Warwick event as they are looking at having 20 participants.

3. We have eight workshops planned in Connecticut. Kim will be leading these but would like to have one or two volunteers to help. If you have taken training, great, if not this is a good opportunity to see how these workshop go and learn “On the Job”. See the list below and let Kim know if you are interested in helping for any of these.

Date Time Location Program

03/28/24 06:00 PM Willimantic Public Library Launch It

04/12/24 10:00 AM Groton Public Library Launch It

04/16/24 04:00 PM New London Public Library Heavy Lift for HS

07/14/24 04:00 PM Bill Library, Groton Touchdown

08/05/24 06:00 PM Bill Library, Ledyard Launch It

10/26/24 10:30 AM Bill Library, Ledyard Electricity and Motion

11/23/24 10:30 AM Bill Library, Ledyard Zip-Line

Executive Council Planning Meeting

The second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm on Google Meet

Our next monthly planning meeting will be virtual. Email us if you would like to attend and share your ideas at new_englandshoreline@swe.org or pres@sweness.org.

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