Drexel's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter won the Outstanding Collegiate Section (OCS) “Gold Level” for the 4th year in a row at the October WE 2016 national conference held in Philadelphia.
The award is presented annually to collegiate sections with the most outstanding overall program for the year. Drexel is one of only four colleges that have consistently won OSC Gold Level 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. The awards are given based on the collegiate section’s ability to meet SWE’s strategic goals and are assessed on the section’s self-evaluation, report, and activity documentation. The competition encourages the continuous improvement and growth of each section, whose strategic plan and events must align with the national SWE's goals of advocacy, globalization, and professional excellence.
In addition, B.S./M.S. civil engineering student and president of Drexel's SWE chapter, Danielle Schroeder, won the Outstanding Collegiate Member award. As described on SWE's website, the award is "Bestowed upon SWE collegiate members with at least two (2) years of SWE membership who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus.” A maximum of 10 awards are given annually. Danielle was nominated by members of the Philadelphia SWE Chapter and was featured in national SWE's most recent Magazine and in the program booklet for the Celebrate SWE event.