• Achievement Award -  the ideal candidate will be a woman who has made outstanding technical contributions for at least 20 years in a field of engineering


  • Advocating Women in Engineering Award - the ideal candidate will be an individual who has demonstrated professional excellence in their chosen STEM field and has proven to be an advocate of women in engineering and SWE’s objectives.    The ideal candidate must have achieved a leadership position within their current organization and/or community and has demonstrated passion in supporting women and the goals of SWE.



  • Distinguished Service Award (Only SWE Members are eligible for this award) - the ideal candidate will be a woman whose contributions have positively affected SWE on the local or regional level, or on a Society committee; and a woman who has demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm for the Society.



  • Entrepreneur Award - the ideal candidate will be a woman who has demonstrated a conviction to dreams and a willingness to make them happen, and a woman who is skilled in technical, business planning, administrative, and financial techniques, and excels in business leadership. A woman who is in an engineering or STEM related business.


  • Fellow Grade (Only SWE Members are eligible for this award) - the ideal candidate will be a woman who has achieved professional excellence, while also making substantive contributions towards advancing the objectives and goals of the Society as stated in the bylaws. A woman who has contributed significantly to the public’s awareness of engineering as a profession for women, and informing employers, the profession and the public of women’s contributions to the fields of engineering and/or engineering management.


  • Global Leadership Awardthe ideal candidate will be a woman who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of engineering and/or technical management in an international setting.  She can be based anywhere in the world but is expected to have spent at least seven (7) years working various international assignments and/or leading a global team.  She should have a minimum of 15 years’ experience, such that the nominee has achieved a leadership position within her current organization and created a nurturing environment for other women of different cultures in the workplace.

    The recipients of this award will be asked to present at a session one of the days during the SWE Annual Conference describing their achievements in order to educate and expand the knowledge of SWE general membership. 


  • Global Team Leadership Award - the ideal team will be made up of a diverse group of individuals who have made outstanding technical contributions in the field of engineering and/or technical management demonstrating innovative thinking to overcome global challenges.  The team should comprise a geographically diverse set of individuals who have excelled on a single project or group of projects. 


  • Outstanding Collegiate Member Award (Only SWE Members are eligible for this award) The ideal candidate will be a leader who has made an outstanding contribution to a SWE collegiate section as an advisor


  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (Only SWE Members are eligible for this award) - the ideal candidate will be a leader who has made an outstanding contribution to a SWE collegiate section as an advisor.


  • Outstanding SWE Counselor Award (Only SWE Members are eligible for this award) - The ideal candidate will be a SWE member who has made an outstanding contribution to a SWE collegiate section as a Counselor.


  • Prism Award - the ideal candidate will be a woman who has charted her own path in the STEM fields by demonstrating a variety of outstanding career leadership activities in a technical field, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, with a minimum fifteen (15)-year career.  She must also contribute to the Mission of SWE in her career or leadership activities and enrich the conversation of what it means to be a successful woman in STEM. 


  • Resnick Challenger Medal - the ideal candidate will be a woman who has changed the space industry, has personally contributed innovative technology verified by flight experience (include launch date), and will be recognized through future decades as having created milestones in the development of space as a resource for all humankind.


  • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award The ideal candidate will be a man or company that has increased the hiring or promotion of women engineers or women engineering students enrolled in a college or university, and/or a man or company that has encouraged, sponsored and/or developed professional training/development programs for women engineers, and/or a man or company that has created an environment that supports women engineers’ full participation and acceptance in the engineering field.


  • Spark AwardThe ideal candidate will be an individual who has demonstrated leadership and initiative in mentoring current and potential women engineers, helping them define success and find opportunities to succeed, an individual who has demonstrated an understanding that women who have mentors have a better chance of success in the workplace and want to contribute to helping more women succeed, and an individual who contributes to society, either through business, professional, community, or service organizations


  • Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award - The ideal candidate will be a woman who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of engineering and/or technical management such that the nominee has, as a minimum, achieved the level of general manager or equivalent upper management position within her current organization and created a nurturing environment for other women in the workplace.


  • SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award (Only SWE Members are eligible for this award) - 

    The ideal candidate will be a woman who has demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations (SWE) and the community, in the first 10 years of her career. 


  • Work/Life Integration Award - The ideal candidate will be an individual who has demonstrated leadership and initiative in establishing a program such as flexible scheduling and work arrangements, child care resources, family leave, eldercare, customized benefits packages or other forward-looking benefits.  An individual who has demonstrated an understanding that work and life integration or balance is of concern to all employees, not just women, or only those employees with children.  An individual who has been instrumental in the implementation of the program/benefit and ensuring that programs/benefits are available to all employees and supported by management at all levels.