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Welcome to the 2011-2012 SWE Year and to the newly redesigned SWE-Los Angeles Website! The dedicated officers of the section…



Applications Due March 8, 2013

The Los Angeles Section of the Society of Women Engineers sponsors an annual scholarship program.

Professional Development Conference

Professional Development Conference

More details coming soon!

This year's SWE-LA Professional Development Conference (PDC) will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at The Double Tree Hotel in…

Calendar Events

Calendar Events

SWE LA Networking

SWE-LA holds social/networking events all over the LA area.  See what’s near you!

Wow! That's Engineering!

Wow! That's Engineering!

Wow! That's Engineering!

SWE-LA to host a Wow! That’s Engineering! event in 2012

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SWE-LA Update for August 3, 2014

  • JPL Tour on August 15 (RSVP by July 19)
  • SWE-LA FY15Welcome/Welcome Back Brunch on August 16th 
  • SWE-LA South Bay Happy Hour on August 7th
  • Girl Scouts TechBridge Program on August 30th
  • Save the Date: SWE-LA Upcoming Events


JPL Tour on August 15 (RSVP by July 19)

 Join SWE-LA for a public group tour of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We've reserved 30 spots on a first come, first serve members-only basis. All tours commonly include a multimedia presentation on JPL entitled "Journey to the Planets and Beyond," which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments. Guests may also visit the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

What: NASA JPL Public Group Tour
Where: NASA JPL: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
When: August 15, 2014, 1:00PM-3:30PM
RSVP by Saturday, July 19, 2014 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L69WYVH
*First come, first serve to SWE-LA members (FY15 dues paid); SWE members of other sections and non-members will be wait-listed

Please Note:

  • A tour for organizations and groups of 20 people or more. On lab dining facilities / designated eating areas are not available for tour groups. There are local parks / restaurants in the immediate area. The tour lasts between 2-2.5 hours. The walking distance for the tour is approximately 0.8 miles with multiple flights of stairs. A finalized roster of attendees will need to be submitted online 3 weeks prior to the date of your tour. Any guest not on the finalized roster will not be allowed entry.
  • All US citizens 18 years of age or older visiting JPL MUST present official, government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, before being allowed entry.
  • Federal security requirements insist that you provide this office with a roster (maximum 40 persons) ONE MONTH before the tour. We require the full name and country of citizenship for all adults, and full name for those under the age of 18. Anyone not on our approved roster will not be allowed on to the facility. *Note: Substituting roster names the day of the tour is not allowed*
  • All non-US citizens (Foreign Nationals) 18 years of age or older MUST present either a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without the appropriate identification will NOT be admitted to the facility.


SWE-LA FY15 Welcome/Welcome Back Brunch on August 16th

Happy “New SWE Year”! Society of Women Engineers – LA would like to welcome our new members and welcome back returning members of our section. Join us for a fun brunch on August 16th in Hermosa Beach. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet our officers, network with fellow SWE members, and learn more about our new mentorship initiative.

When: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Where: Location change: The Rockefeller in Hermosa Beach,
  • 418-422 Pier AveHermosa Beach 90254
Time: 11am- 2pm
Cost: FREE for members new to SWE, or new to SWE-LA, $20 for returning members
Parking: street parking and public parking structures
RSVP: no later than August 13, 2014  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N68F88K

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

SWE-LA South Bay Happy Hour on August 7th 

Come join other SWE members for an after work networking session and happy hour.  We will be meeting at Macaroni Grill in El Segundo on August 7th at 5:30.  There is plenty of validated parking in the parking garage and there will be happy hour specials.  Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you plan to attend so that we can get enough space.

Macaroni Grill
2321 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 643-0812


Girl Scouts TechBridge Program on August 30th

Join SWE Antelope Valley in volunteering at the Girl Scout TechBridge Program, Design Time event! SWE is looking for volunteers to run Techbrige Design Time event, help young girl scouts learn the engineering design process in a fun setting, organize/lead short projects as provided by the girl scouts organizer, and answer girl scout questions with the project.  

Event:  Girl Scouts TechBridge Program, DesignTime:http://techbridgegirls.org/index.php?id=57

When:August 30th, 2014 @ 9 AM - 12 PM

Where: Girl Scouts Santa Clarita Office, 21515 Soledad Canyon Rd. #118, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Contact:swe.antelopevalley@gmail.com  ( Heather Alvarez or Valerie Randolph)


Save the Date: SWE-LA Upcoming Events


  • SWE-LA JPL Technical Tour –08/15/14
  • SWE-LA Welcome/Welcome Back Brunch - 08/16/14
  • Girl Scouts TechBridge Program- 8/30/14
  • Wine and Webinar - 09/06/14
  • The 2014 Regions A, B, and J Leadership Summit – 9/12-9/14/14
  • Steam Carnival- Introducing Engineering to Middle School Kids-October 2014
  • Career Fair Boot Camp – 10/4/14
  • SWE Annual Conference (WE14) - 10/23- 10/25/14
  • "SWE Community" Event, Downtown LA - November



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