Society of Women Engineers
Reno – Tahoe – Sparks – Carson city

Sierra Nevada Section is award-winning, active, and engaged. We are fascinated about how the world works. We create opportunities to learn something new and take a closer look. Through professional development, outreach and mentoring, we have something for every woman in STEM at any stage of their life.

Thank you to our 2024 Night of the STEM Stars Sponsors!

The Las Vegas Valley and Sierra Nevada Sections formed a dream team that put on the WE Local Feb 2024 at the M Hotel, Henderson, Nevada.

Fox Factory Tour

Fox Factory Tour – March 2023

There’s a lot that goes into building perfect race wheels. Fox Factory demonstrated why they are the leader in the industry.

Nevada National Test Sites Tour

Nevada National Test Sites, February 2024
Sedan Crater, Mercury, Nevada. A rare tour delivered by the first woman hired at the test site. For over 42 years, she witnessed fascinating, literally ground breaking new technologies and innovation to test our nuclear capabilities. Our guide talked about storage, protocol, site safety, and interesting historical experiments.

Truckee Meadows Water Authority Tour

Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Chalk Bluff, February 2023. Where does your drinking water come from? The tour covered the capture, flow, treatment and storage of drinking water.

Redwood Materials Tour

Redwood Materials, October 2023. An exciting, evolving site design that will accommodate collection, storage, deconstruction, recycling, reuse and resale of materials.

Reno Tahoe Airport Tour

Reno- Tahoe Airport Expansion, September 2023. A $8B project expanding the ticketing area allowing for better flow, ADA compliance, and engineering designs to address safety, security, and accessibility.

SWE Aviation Outreach
Atlantic Aviation

Girls In Aviation Day September 2023. Collaboration between Women In Aviation International, SWE, Computer Corp, City of Reno, the 99’s, Civil Air Patrol, FAA and more,

Schussboom Brewery – Women Owned

Schussboom Brewery, Nov 2023. A woman-owned brewery perfecting the art of beer making. Their recipes include emulating the water quality and composition in various parts of the world to use the right regional flavors to their brews.

Other Amazing Community Engagements

Outreach, professional development, partnerships, Nevada Women’s Fund, FIRST Nevada