Just a few notes about SWE terminology:
SWE members still in college are collegiates, not students. This is because the word “student” can apply to grades K-12, and unfortunately they are not eligible to join SWE.
“I am a collegiate member.”
The SWE group at your school is a section, not a chapter. This is because SWE is a professional, rather than fraternal, organization.
“My SWE section meets on Thursdays.”
WE09 is the annual or society conference, not the national conference. This is a brand-new development, so don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard about it! It was changed because of SWE’s increasing international conference attendance and the fact that SWE is an international, rather than USA-limited, organization.
“We’re going to the annual conference this year!”