The Society of Women Engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM 15-16 March 2017 in Washington, D.C.

  • March 07, 2017
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed in the field of engineering and a member of the Automation Federation, will conduct a congressional outreach event 15-16 March 2017. The Automation Federation and its founding organization, the International Society of Automation (ISA), are proud sponsors of this important event.

The event, centered on the theme of "Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in STEM," is designed to increase awareness within the US Congress of the need for and the significance of increased diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Open to other STEM-focused organizations, the SWE Capitol Hill Day will include: discussions relating to the importance of STEM with government leaders; training on how to conduct meetings with elected officials; organization-specific meetings with select representatives; and a reception at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC., which will be held 15 March from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 2043 (formerly B-338). In keeping with tradition, the SWE Capitol Hill Day and reception are a celebratory highlight of SWE's two-day visit to Capitol Hill.

About SWE

For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers (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.

Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.

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About the Automation Federation 

The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization of twenty (20) member organizations and seven working groups engaged in automation activities. The Automation Federation enables its members to more effectively fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications, and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is the "Voice of Automation." For more information about the Automation Federation, visit

About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (