Rocky Mountain Section
is a Professional Section of the
Society of Women Engineers

A world with gender parity and equality in engineering and technology.

The Society of Women Engineers is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

Rocky Mountain Section (RMS) is one of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) largest sections with over 600 members. The section is also large in physical space encompassing all of Wyoming and most of Colorado with the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas being part of Pikes Peak Section.

RMS has dedicated leaders, volunteers and contributors thorough its large membership base that are committed to SWE’s core values and mission. RMS hosts many programs and events throughout the year that highlight four focus areas: Collegiate Engagement, Membership, Outreach, and Professional Development.

News and Announcements

Certificates of Merit Nominations

RMS is pleased to announce its local Certificates of Merit program for high school women! Teachers and school administrators may nominate up to three female students at your school for outstanding achievement in science and mathematics over three years. Complete the form on the Merit page, and the certificates will be sent to the contact person entered in this form. Please submit this form by April 5, 2024 or at least 4 weeks before certificates are required.

International Women’s Day
Factory Tour and Coffee Tasting

Allegro Coffee welcomes SWE on International Women’s Day for a factory tour and coffee tasting, showcasing women owned coffee farms. This even is held at Allegro Coffee Company, 12799 Claude Court, Thornton, CO on Friday, March 8, at 8 am. RSVP via email to Liz and Taylor.

Virtual Book Discussion

Call of the Wild by Jack London

Join RMS for a virtual book discussion on Call of the Wild by Jack London. The book can be found at your local library or order the book online. This will be Wed, Apr 3, 6 pm. Email Bounkheana Chhun if you are interested in attending.

Summit Award Nominations, due March 15

6th Grade Essay Contest, due March 15

Sixth grade students at schools in Colorado and Wyoming are invited to participate in the “Great Women in Engineering and Science” essay contest. Write an original essay of approximately 500 words on one of these women engineers and scientists:

  • Katherine Johnson – 20th Century Physicist and Mathematician
  • Mary Anning – 18th Century Paleontologist
  • Edith Clarke – 19th Century Electrical Engineer
  • Rosalyn Yalow – 20th Century Medical Physicist
  • Sylvis Earle – 20th Century Marine Biologist and Aquanaut

Win exciting prizes. Deadline for essay submissions is March 15, 2024.

Become a GESTEM Partner Today

Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (GESTEM) is an exciting event that introduces middle school girls to the wide range of opportunities in potential careers in STEM fields through hands-on workshops and interactions with engineering professionals. The event will be May 16 at the Denver Auraria campus. RMS hosts around 1,000 girls, at no cost to the girls to attend. More than 95% of our funding comes from generous corporate sponsors, which keeps this event free and equitable for students to participate. Sponsorship levels and benefits are set to fit every budget. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and see the detailed prospectus.

Spring Summit Call for Presentations

Call for Presenters for the 2024 Spring Summit one day conference is now open! Spring Summit is Saturday, April 20th at University of Colorado Denver. The theme of the conference this year is Empowering Possibilities. Reflecting on purpose, resilience, and joy, we strengthen our connection, empowering ourselves and each other.

All Spring Summit speakers are volunteers who provide their expertise and time at no cost to RMS. Speakers are required to register for the conference. If accepted as a speaker, Speakers will be provided with a discount code for a percentage off of registration.

Deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2024.

Employment Opportunity

Future opportunities will be added here. If interested in advertising, learn more about this partnership Employment Advertising opportunity.

Upcoming Events

RMS upcoming events are shown in our Google calendar. For more information about our events and other interesting events, join the RMS email newsletter and follow us on social media.

RMS at WE23 Los Angeles

Over 50 RMS representatives traveled to Los Angeles to attend the world’s largest conference for women in engineering and technology from October 26-28. More members joined the conference virtually. Congratulations to the 2023 award recipients. RMS was recognized for the Mission Awards. You may read more about those on the WE23 Mission Awards blog post….

RMS New Mailing Address

​Our SWE RMS mailing address has changed! Our new address is:

​Society of Women Engineers – Rocky Mountain Section
98 Wadsworth Blvd Unit 127-7201
Lakewood, CO 80226-1553

Mail from our previous PO Box is being forwarded to our new permanent mailing address. This new mail service includes a variety of features that improves our section’s ability to better manage mail and ultimately better serve our members and partners.