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News and Recent Events

In late June Greater Syracuse SWE members and friends gathered at Meier’s Creek Brewing Co.- Inner Harbor to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day! We enjoyed food, drinks, and participated in Trivia night at the venue. ​ Thank you to everyone who came!

We would like to congratulate and welcome our FY25 Officers! FY25 officially starts next Monday, July 1st. 

President: Valerie Countryman*
Vice President: Lexie Peppe*
Treasurer: Emily Ellithorpe
Secretary: Kara DiNatale*

Thank you to our members who voted, and to Beth Ann Smith, Alecia Eppelsheimer, and Ariel Judd for serving as the Nominating Committee. 

We would also like to recognize our outgoing Treasurer, Ariel Judd, who has served in that role since FY20 after being Vice President in FY19. Thank you Ariel for your dedication and your 6 years of service on our board.


On May 20th we recognized 4 young women from the Central New York region who are headed to college for STEM related majors in the coming fall. In addition to our members, we joined by representatives of several of our sponsors, the scholarship recipients, and the recipients families and teachers, as well as by our Keynote Speaker, Katie Backus, PE, Vice President of Gas Program Delivery at National Grid.  The event was held at Carrier, in East Syracuse, NY. Though this was not a record breaking year in regards to sponsorship we still received outstanding support from both long-term and new sponsors- each recipient received a $1750 scholarship.  It was a lovely evening and we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2025.

SWE members are now able to renew their memberships for the upcoming fiscal year. Renew before 6/30 using code EBIRDFY25 for $5 off. Please see swe.org/membership for more information on SWE memberships and to renew or join.

Holiday Dinner and Happy Hour

In January we held our annual Holiday Happy Hour and Dinner. SWE members and friends enjoyed food, drink, and networking at the CopperTop Tavern in Camillus. Thank you to everyone who came!


In November SWE members and friends gathered to enjoy food and get to know each other better. The event was hosted at a section member’s home.

New Website!

Welcome to our newly redesigned website! Please pardon any glitches and as you may notice, some aspects are a bit visually bare-bones. If you are a SWE member and interested in helping either test website functionality (do links work? how are the visuals/navigation on desktop vs mobile vs tablet?, etc) or would like to help make the site more visually appealing, please email us. An interest meeting will be held at some point in November.

Apple Picking

In early October SWE members and friends met up at Beak & Skiff in LaFayette. We enjoyed beautiful weather, food, drinks, and apple picking! Thank you to everyone who came!

Kickoff Picnic

In September we kicked off the fiscal year with a picnic at Maxwell Park in East Syracuse. SWE members and friends enjoyed networking and food! Thank you to everyone who came!

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