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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit service organization aimed at informing the community of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers. Its mission is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in their careers as engineers and as leaders, to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and to demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE membership is open to students of all gender identities who support its mission.

The University of Pennsylvania Student Chapter has three primary objectives:


Professional developments and corporate relations

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Education outreach to local high schools and elementary schools 


Community development and social engagement


SWE Mission Awards

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Penn SWE is honored to be a recipient of eight SWE Mission Awards:

  • 2023:

    • Collegiate Silver Section Award ​

  • 2022:

    • Collegiate Gold Section Award​

  • 2021:

    • Best Practice Award in Communication​

    • Collegiate Gold Section Award

  • 2020:​
    • Collegiate Gold Section Award

    • Best Practice Awards in Professional Development, Communication, and Outreach.

These awards recognize SWE groups that embody SWE core values and demonstrate continuous improvement and growth as they work to achieve the Society’s strategic goals.

Penn Awards

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Penn SWE is honored to have been named 2020-2021 Club of the Year by Penn’s Engineering Student Activities Council!

Constituent Membership

Penn SWE is a member of three umbrella groups at the University of Pennsylvania: PAGE, USABE, and ESAC.

PAGE (Penn Association for Gender Equity)

PAGE is a student group at Penn that promotes gender and social justice and serves as an umbrella group for a diverse range of constituent groups. PAGE advocates on behalf of constituents and the Penn community for gender equity to Penn administration.


USABE (Underrepresented Student Advisory Board in Engineering)

USABE is a Penn Engineering undergraduate group striving to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community among engineers through student advocacy. This entails connecting, empowering, and amplifying the underrepresented voices throughout SEAS.

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ESAC (Engineering Student Activities Council)

ESAC serves as the umbrella for all student groups within SEAS at Penn. ESAC coordinates the activities of the various undergraduate organizations and acts as a liaison among undergraduate engineering students, SEAS faculty, and administration.

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