Missouri S&T student chapter is part of the Region I District of the Society of Women Engineers. We have on average over 200 active members, most are members at the national level. Both female and male students of all majors ranging from civil engineering extending into IST and business departments actively participate in the organization.
Our members are encouraged to get involved and take advantage of the many opportunities our section provides. Our members participate by taking the lead in various roles of our community outreach, precollege programs, fundraising, and regional and national conferences.
Our chapter is very active on campus and in the local community. Outreach is very important to our goal of increasing the awareness of engineering and science to students at a younger age. Members visit local elementary schools demonstrating Nano-technology and other hands-on activities. We have also joined forces with the Women's Program to co-sponsor a semiannual Lock-In conference for female high school juniors and seniors and prospective college transfer students who would like to learn more about studying science, engineering, or math at Missouri S&T.
Meetings are held twice a month and feature guest speakers from various industries. Their dynamic presentations give insight to the many opportunities that await them after graduation and how to achieve them.
But it's not all about math and science! Our section strives to provide a welcoming and fun environment in which women on campus can come together and create everlasting bonds and friendships. In addition to our general meetings we have incorporated "just for fun" evening socials.
Are you interested in what we do or want to learn more? We invite you to join us at one of our meetings or outreach events. We would love to have you! If you have any questions, or are interested in speaking at one of our meetings just send us an email!
Provide encouragement and support for 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.
The shared vision of our SWE chapter is to create a campus environment that reflects and encourages the rich diversity of today's global culture.