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Student Organizations and National Groups

Women in Engineering (WiE) LEAD is a collective of the college’s women-centric student organizations that provides female students opportunities for leadership development, mentoring, and collaboration. The collective is also a platform for student leaders to provide feedback and contribute to recruitment, retention, and engagement strategies for undergraduate and graduate women within the college.

The six student organizations that make up WiE LEAD include Alpha Omega Epsilon (A.O.E.) STEM Sorority, Society of Women Engineers (S.W.E.), SYSTERS: Women in EECS at UTK, Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering (W.I.S.E.), Women in Nuclear (W.I.N.), and Women in Chemical (W.I.C). Our groups are open to all students who support the mission of their organizations. We encourage you to connect with them during your time at UT to learn more about membership, mentoring opportunities, personal and professional development, and connecting to resources to be successful at UT and beyond.

Alpha Omega Epsilon student organization logo

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a nationally recognized professional and social sorority composed of women studying science and engineering. The sorority focuses on developing professional skills, serving the local community, and building lasting relationships with fellow sisters in STEM!

UT Society of Women Engineers

​For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

SYSTERS: Women in EECS at UTK Logo

The mission of Systers: Women in EECS @UTK is to recruit, mentor, and retain women in electrical engineering and computer science at UT.

Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering Logo

Women in Industrial and Systems Engineering’s mission is to empower and equip women with the knowledge and resources to achieve their full potential in the engineering field.

Women in Nuclear Logo

The University of Tennessee Student Chapter of Women in Nuclear is part of an extensive national organization that supports nuclear energy and nuclear technology fields promoting an environment in which men and women are able to succeed. This organization allows and encourages networking with women in the fields to further professional development, and provide an organized association through which the public is informed about nuclear energy and nuclear technologies

Logo for Women in Chemical Engineering student organization

The Women in Chemical Engineering Community provides AIChE members with a space to assemble and promote women within the chemical engineering and related fields. By creating an inclusive environment of support, women and allies of all technical backgrounds in industry, academia, government labs, or those reentering the workforce, can find guidance for leadership development of themselves and others through networking and mentorship opportunities.

National Groups

Women in Engineering Pro-active NetworkWEPAN is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1990. Recognized as the leading champion in North America for leveraging research and best practices to propel the inclusion of women in the field of engineering, WEPAN advocates to fully embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion to meet the demands of today’s innovation and performance-driven business culture. Dedicated to advancing cultures of inclusion and diversity in engineering higher education and workplaces, WEPAN connects people, research, and practice to increase participation, retention and success of women and other underrepresented groups in engineering from college to executive leadership.

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