SWE: Society of Women Engineers, NU Student Chapter

SWE was established to have fun and promote women in engineering!


This organization was founded with the following mission and objectives:

Objectives:

  • To inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
  • To assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
  • To serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
  • To encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.

Mission:

“The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.”

Student Organization Advisor


Annalisa Onnis-Hayden
Teaching Professor and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Biological treatment processes; ecotoxicology and toxicity assessment; microbial population dynamics and ecology in engineered biological systems


Courtney Pfluger
Courtney Pfluger
Associate Teaching Professor,  Chemical Engineering

Engineering education with a focus on technology enhancing pedagogues; Globalization in the classroom and international educational experiences; Sustainable energy and clean water technologies.

Recent News

How to Navigate the Unique Challenges Facing Women in Engineering

ECE Associate Professor Sarah Ostadabbas and and CEE Assistant Professor Kelsey Pieper offer advice for future female engineers looking for paths that help them grow and mentors that empower them.

Seeing the Real-World Applications of Electrical Engineering

Claire Cregin, E’25, electrical engineering, has gotten hands-on project, co-op, and research experience allowing her to apply electrical engineering to real-world applications. She built an ECG, created a game exhibited at the Boston Children’s Museum, and worked on transportation systems at Jacobs Engineering.

Discovering a Passion for Robotics through Research

Serena Lin, computer engineering, participated in the UPLIFT (Undergraduate Program for Leaders in Future Transformation Program) where she started research in her first semester as an undergraduate. With a variety of hands-on research experiences, including an NSF REU and working at the Institute for Experiential Robotics, Lin found her passion in robotics.