WE Local - Society of Women Engineers

Collegiate Competition Applications Open

The WE Local Collegiate Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to build their resumes and receive direct feedback from other women engineers on their research. WE Local is now accepting Collegiate Competition applications to view guidelines and evaluation rubrics, download the 2020 WE Local Collegiate Competition Packet. Apply before Monday, November 11, 2019.

Click here to apply for the collegiate competition.

At the WE Local Collegiate Competition, undergraduate and graduate students who are selected as Finalists have the opportunity to present their research in three styles: short-form abstract submission (requirement of all submitters), visual poster presentation and lightning talk. This allows for students to learn and gain insight on their research, and to receive live feedback and encouragement from others within the STEM field.

Submission Categories

There are two submission categories: Undergraduate Collegiate and Graduate Collegiate. All applicants are required to submit an online abstract for judging.


Finalists of the WE Local Collegiate Competition will receive a $250 stipend and complimentary collegiate premier registration to compete in the on-site technical poster and lightning talk competition at a WE Local North America conference. They will also be recognized during the WE Achieve awards ceremony on Saturday evening where three finalists from each category will be awarded first, second and third place.

Questions about the WE Local Collegiate Competition can be directed to welocal@swe.org.

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