WHAT WE DO
We aspire and advance female engineers to achieve their personal and professional goals.
At the core of UT SWE is our mission to build a community that empowers women engineering students. With our membership of students spanning all engineering disciplines, we hope that each member can find in SWE a community of friends, a professional network, and a wealth of resources to help them achieve their full potentials as engineers and leaders. The university experience should not be confined to the classroom. As our incredibly strong team shows, what makes SWE special is the amount of opportunities it provides for students to develop their skills and contribute to the organization, fostering a positive and inclusive environment. SWE provides collegiate members valuable access to a unique set of resources that sets the stage for a successful career and the opportunity to inspire future generations and have fun!
What are you doing Tuesdays from 7-8 PM? Just finished with classes for the day? Join the biweekly SWE family gathering to hang out with that one person you see in all your classes but never talked to, to meet with corporate partners in a setting much less intimidating than EXPO, or to meet new SWeople with our fun icebreakers. Learn from a host of experienced people from a variety of different fields and keep up to date with everything happening in SWE at the same time. We’ll even provide the food!
Our Professional Development events aim to give our members the opportunity to strengthen relationships with the Graduate SWE chapter and female professors on campus, while also providing exposure to non-conventional occupations outside of engineering. Specific events include Brown Bags, Professor Panels, and much more!
The Society of Women Engineers annual National Conference is the largest conference for women in engineering and technology. These conferences are opportunities for UT SWE to interact with collegiate and professional engineers from all around the world, in all stages of their careers. Attendees leave the three-day conference with the understanding of the mission of SWE and take-aways of new ideas and knowledge by participating in hands-on workshops. Additionally, they engage with recruiters at the SWE Career Fair which boasts over 175 diverse exhibitors, including many companies who do not attend UT's Fall or Spring EXPO's. Many UT SWE members have received internship and full-time offers from successful networking and interviewing.
This year, SWE's WE20 National Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 5-7. Visit their WE20 website to learn more information.
WE LOCAL CONFERENCE
The annual WE Local Conferences bring together collegiate and professional sections from all around the United States in order to celebrate the accomplishments of local regions and engage members in more intimate settings. This is an opportunity for UT SWE members to interact with other collegiate leaders advocating for women in STEM and to network with local professionals who can serve as mentors. Attendees leave conference with a better understanding of SWE's mission and a greater sense of community. Visit their WE Local website to learn more information.
For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our vision works towards a world with gender parity and equality in engineering and technology. We are centered around a passion for our members’ success and continue to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties. The mission of SWE is to empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.