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Society of Women Engineers sets first Crossroads meeting

By Victoria Advocate
Feb. 5, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Updated Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.


New opportunities are on their way to Crossroads women in engineering.

The Society of Women Engineers will host a networking event at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sky Restaurant, 236 Foster Field Drive. The goal is to educate women engineers, students and the community about the organization, which is new to the area, according to a society news release.

The meeting includes networking activities and information about the society's history and benefits and is the first of several events scheduled throughout the year.

Area members Kristan Soto and Meg Reese are longtime members of the organization and have participated in other cities' local sectors. They hope to kindle interest in South Texas for the society and the opportunity it provides, according to the release.

Reese said the networking and leadership opportunities, as well as the professional development training the organization provided, helped advance her career.

"I have had the opportunity to be mentored by corporate leaders and senior engineers that I would not have found without SWE," she said in the release.

The Society of Women Engineers is a national educational organization founded in 1950. For more information, visit SWE.org.

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