About Us

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization in the United States. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and feel recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. SWE has over 21,000 members in nearly 100 professional sections and 300 student sections throughout the United States.

The Oregon State University chapter of SWE strives to promote diversity and inclusion in the college of engineering and create a supportive community for engineering students. We host events for our members focused on professional development, academic success, collaborations with fellow student organizations as well as community building activities. SWE also connects members to professional opportunities and provides financial support to attend SWE conferences. The SWEsters program, during fall term, is designed to pair incoming freshman or transfer students with a student mentor and provide opportunities for them to meet others in their major.

Our officers strive to make members feel welcome in our club at OSU. Please join us this year as we continue our mission to uplift and empower engineering students who identify as women! All are welcome!

Our Mission

Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

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If you want to be subscribed to the SWEmail, please contact our Secretary Silva Sankari ([email protected]) or fill out this interest form for updates on SWE meetings.

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