Student organizers launched GradSWE recently, a new element to the college’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter offering graduate-level community and connection for Engineering Vol women. Their inaugural interest meeting welcomed female graduate engineering students from all departments into the Zeanah Engineering Complex on February 6. The meeting included a light dinner along with introductions, […]
GradSWE Expands Community for Grad-Level Women in Engineering
UT Students Enjoy Opportunity to Take Part in National Women in Engineering Conference
UT students took part in a national conference for women in engineering and shared their experiences.
Engineering Vols Bring Home Top Awards from National SWE Conference
The TCE chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) earned awards and recognition at the 2021 SWE National Conference, held October 21–23 in Indianapolis. Twenty-three UT SWE members attended, with their trip sponsored by the college as part of TCE’s commitment to supporting and recruiting women in engineering.
SWE Honors MSE Graduate Student Grace Pakeltis with Outstanding Collegiate Member Award
Grace Pakeltis, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, received the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award from SWE.
SWE Caps off Spring Semester with Student Life Award
Society of Women Engineers is named the Best Large Organization of the Year in 2019 by the Division of Student Life.
Student and Faculty Contributions Honored at Council of Partners Banquet
“Engineering is a wonderful profession, allowing its practitioners to have tremendous impact on our families, communities, state, nation and global society,” said Dean. “This also places a significant dependency on engineers to get it right. This is a burden engineers must embrace, be humbled by their responsibilities and potential, and enjoy every minute.”
Sydney Copp Finds and Gives Support through Society of Women Engineers Mentorship Program
“SWEeties is really geared toward helping retain women in engineering and get them excited to be a part of it,” said Copp. “I will 100 percent continue to be a mentor throughout my college career. I have absolutely loved doing it so far, and I can’t imagine my time at UT without SWE or SWEeties.”
Women of Purpose Share Their Engineering Vision
“As a graduate student, I believe the event was really informative,” said attendee Dawn Sepehr, vice president of Systers. “Even if you think you already know your purpose and you’ve been in this field for a while now, it’s always a good idea to just pause for a moment and re-evaluate your values and make sure that you’re still on the right track.”
Women Engineers Take the Lead with Student Organizations
Many Engineering Vol student organizations—around two-thirds of them—are headed by women who bring dynamic, fresh approaches to their leadership roles. They gain experience in collaboration, strengthen their Volunteer community, and, through outreach, instill younger women with confidence toward STEM careers.
UT SWE Shines at National Conference
The UT Society of Women Engineers recently was awarded the SWE Mission Award Gold and was recognized for their SWEeties program.