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 be 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 welcoming environment. We host events for our members focused on academic and professional development, outreach, industry or student organization collaborations as well as fun bonding activities. 

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, demonstrate the value of diversity.