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The Society of Women Engineers, SWE, is a national organization composed of both student and professional members.  This society was founded nationally in 1950 to act as a supportive organization for women in the engineering field.  SWE’s mission statement is to “stimulate women to achieve 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.”  The Penn State Student Section was founded in 1975 and has grown to become the largest and most active engineering organization on campus, with over 250 members.  

The Penn State SWE Section participates in Penn State campus wide events such as Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), Homecoming, and spirit events. The chapter also connects with corporate sponsors to engage in Professional Development sessions while also organizing the Fall & Spring Engineering Networking Reception and co-sponsoring the Spring Engineering Career Fair. PSU SWE tries to connect women engineers together through various social events throughout the year such as hiking and pumpkin picking. The chapter is also involved in Region G SWE and attends both the Annual and Regional conference.