Warm Welcome from the President 

Top 10 Reasons to join PSWE:

Megan Lim

Dear Future SWE Member,

Welcome to Purdue! My name is Megan Lim, and I’m a junior in chemical engineering. I was inspired to travel 2,223 miles from my hometown of Portland, OR based on the reputation of Purdue’s Engineering Program, and I’ve not been disappointed. Campus offers a plethora of opportunities and joining SWE has been one of the highlights of my time here.

Initially, I went to multiple callouts my freshman year, and was moderately involved in different organizations in my first semester. SWE stood out to me because of its reach, leadership structure, and national visibility. With our 4 facets of professional, outreach, technical, and communications, we offer a multitude of activities that you can get involved in. You could be helping Girl Scouts learn about the tensile strength of playdough, taking a yoga class, working on one of our two Grand Prix carts, mock interviewing with corporate representatives, and so much more. With over 95 events each year put on by our 29 executive board members, there’s something for everyone.

We also have weekly bagel breaks on Friday mornings in our office, G216A – stop by, grab some scrumptious food, and chat with SWE members. Interested in traveling? We attend conferences twice a year to meet with professional and collegiate SWE members – in 2019 and 2020, we will be flying to Anaheim, CA for SWE National and Raleigh, NC for SWE Local. These conferences are a great way to gain exposure to a different environment and connect with talented women engineers from across the country.

On top of all these fantastic opportunities, we provide scholarships each year within our own chapter, and as a national member, you can apply for scholarships from the SWE organization as a whole.

Hopefully I’ve given you an insight into what we do. To become a member, visit www.swe.org, under the membership tab select join and follow the instructions. A tutorial can be found here and on the Purdue SWE website, swe.purdue.org, if needed. The membership fee for National SWE will provide you with professional and personal development opportunities unique to our organization.

I hope to see you at our events this year. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, worldly insights, improvements, fun facts, or book recommendations, feel free to email me at lim199@purdue.edu.

Megan Lim


  1. Professional Development: Events to help you prepare for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace

  2. National Affiliation: Hundreds of SWE sections (college and professional levels) across the country

  3. Scholarships: 50,000 scholarships awarded each year

  4. Grand Prix: 2 annual karts each year

  5. Free Food: Need we say more?

  6. Leadership Opportunities: Serve on a variety of committees or on our 37 person Executive Board

  7. Social Events: Monthly meetings, cooking lessons, yoga, rock climbing, and more

  8. Mentor Future Engineers: Outreach events to K-12 students

  9. Community Service Events: Volunteer opportunities in the local committees

  10. Make Friends and Network!

swe@purdue.edu • (765) 494 - 6284

Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering, Room G216A • 550 Stadium Mall Drive • West Lafayette, IN 47907


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