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SWE at the University of Minnesota Duluth is an organization centered on encouraging and supporting women engineering students. The UMD Society of Women Engineers section was officially established on October 23, 2012. The National SWE organization was established in 1950.

Our mission: The Society of Women Engineer’s mission is to stimulate 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. Open to both men and women in engineering, the UMD SWE chapter attends regional and national conferences, hosts speakers from engineering companies, organizes outreach events with the Duluth community, and has several social gatherings throughout the year. Members participate in volunteer opportunities, are eligible for scholarships and awards, and have the chance to network with other students and professionals in engineering.