Become a Member

Do you want to learn more about becoming a member of Pitt SWE? Email us at to be added to our mailing list. You will get updates about upcoming events, service opportunities, and network of people who support female engineers! Feel free to come to a meeting before emailing us. Pitt SWE welcomes all levels of participation, regardless of how many events you can attend. Anyone can join - freshmen, graduate students, math majors, males - everyone!

As a member of the University of Pittsburgh student section of the Society of Women Engineers, you have the opportunity to:

  • Attend general body meetings which often include free food.
  • Obtain professional skills. This includes learning interview etiquette, what to do at a co-op or job fair, and having your resume critiqued.
  • Create contacts with human resources, managers, employees, and other professionals from various companies in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Participate in a mentor/mentee program.
  • Interact with other females in engineering.

If you are interested in joining the University of Pittsburgh section of the Society of Women Engineers, please email

Officers of PittSWE at Ascend for their Annual Officer Retreat, September 17, 2017.

PittSWE members travel to Soergel Orchards to enjoy a beautiful day together.

Societal Society of Women Engineers Membership

There is also the opportunity to become a societal member of the Society of Women Engineers. This requires either a one-time fee of $50 or a $20/year fee, depending on the membership type you select. For more information on membership types, visit SWE's website.

A societal membership includes:

  • Approval to put the Society of Women Engineers on your résumé.
  • Opportunities to attend regional and national SWE conferences.
  • More than $500,000 in scholarship opportunities.
  • A support system of peer groups, mentors, advisors, and industry leaders.
  • Discounted prices with Kaplan. National SWE members can get 20% off FE and PE exams preparation materials among other discounts from Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.
  • Regularly scheduled webinars about time management, graduate schools, being a woman in engineering, professional development, and other engineering topics.
  • An annual subscription to the award winning SWE magazine.

If you are interested in becoming a societal SWE member, please visit their website.