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

FY25 Election Results

Thank you for participating in the FY25 election. The SWE Rocky Mountain Section FY25 Executive Council will begin their term on July 1, 2024. The officers are:

  • President
    Kaitlin Chapman
  • Vice President
    Heather Munoz
  • VP of Collegiate Engagement
    Geya Kairamkonda
  • VP of Membership
    Shannon McAvoy
  • VP of Outreach
    Sara Ellis
  • VP of Professional Development
    Madalene Fetsch
  • Treasurer
    Ashley Pietz
  • Secretary
    Mindy Knuth


Virtual Book Discussion, June 18

SWE Rocky Mountain Section will be discussing Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness by Neil Swidey. This virtual discussion will be June 18, 6 pm. Email Bounkheana Chhun to RSVP. The book can be found on Amazon or at your local library on Hoopla or Libby depending on your network.

2024 Essay Contest Results Are In!

The results of the 37th annual Great Women in Engineering and Science Essay Contest are in! The competition was fierce again this year with 38 entries from 9 schools in Colorado and Wyoming. A panel of volunteer judges enjoyed reviewing all of the essays. Congratulations to every entrant!

Read about the contest results on our blog.

Employment Opportunity

Civil Project Engineer

Seeking a Project Engineer with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from an accredited university. Candidate will have passed the PE exam and has 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in land development or municipal engineering.
Primary Responsibilities: Design of Commercial/Institutional Site Development projects including, utility layout, grading, & drainage analysis. Mentoring of young Engineering Staff, Technical Leadership, Client and Jurisdiction Contact
Requirements: BSCE & 5-10 years of relevant experience, Colorado P.E. Registration, AutoCAD Civil 3D, StormCAD, WaterCAD, & SewerCAD experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Front range experience is preferred.

Please email resume (and cover letter) to

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.

2024 Scholarship Awards

2024 Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Chairs:​Sarah Green (Entering Freshmen) and Jennifer Buechler (College) The Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section awards scholarships each year to students entering college and students in college in CO & WY. These scholarships are meant to help students continue to excel and reach their educational goals. We want to give a special thank you…

RMS New Mailing Address
UPDATED March 2024

Our mailbox host location has moved, and our SWE RMS mailing address has changed! Our new address is:

​Society of Women Engineers – Rocky Mountain Section
1090 S Wadsworth Blvd Unit C-7201
Lakewood, CO 80226

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.