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University of Pittsburgh Section of the Society of Women Engineers (PittSWE)

PittSWE supports the key values of societal SWE, which are: Aspire, Advance, Achieve.

PittSWE hosts numerous outreach events for various age groups to encourage children and young adults to pursue a career in STEM fields, while also educating parents on how to help them along their path.

PittSWE strives to empower women to advance and succeed in the field of engineering through leadership and career development events.

PittSWE provides female (and male) students with opportunities to network within the field of engineering, academically and professionally, and become involved in an international society. We hope to be a strong support group and an encouraging community for females in STEM fields on campus and to provide them with the resources they need to succeed.

Section and Societal 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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Pitt SWE Newsletter - Fall 2019

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Regional and National Connections

The Society of Women Engineers has 10 geographical regions in the United States. Pennsylvania is split between two regions: Region E (the Mid-Atlantic Region) and Region G (the Ohio Valley Region). PittSWE is a member of Region G, which contains Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Other schools in Region G include Penn State, WVU, Ohio State, Louisville, Grove City, RMU, Case Western, Akron and CMU. The University of Pittsburgh hosted the Regional Conference in 2007.

Follow these links to view the Region G website, blog, and Facebook page.