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SWE: Society of Women Engineers

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) provides women an environment in which to achieve success in engineering, both academically and professionally.

Founded in 1950, SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. The society aims to:

  • develop women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives
  • be recognized as a global, inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are
  • Advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology

Manhattan College’s chapter hosts a variety of educational and advocacy events on campus, from guest speaker presentations and panel discussions to regional conferences and networking events.

How to Join

SWE is open to all students interested in helping women achieve success in engineering. Sign up at the biannual activities and volunteer fair which happens at the start of each fall and spring semester, or contact the club directly at