What's the Difference Between WEP & SWE?

Both WEP and SWE are here to provide opportunities and support for engineering women.

 WEP: Women in Engineering ProgramSWE: Society of Women Engineers
Who we are: Student support program within the Student Affairs Division of the Cockrell School of Engineering; run by full-time professional staff UT's Student Section of the national SWE organization; a registered student organization; run by student officers and volunteers
Who we serve: Open to all Cockrell School engineering students; membership not required; events and support services are free of charge Open to all Cockrell School engineering students; membership required; members pay dues to participate; Professional Member Sections available for Engineering graduates
Mission: To increase the overall percentage of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin by:
  • educating girls and women about engineering
  • inspiring women to pursue the unlimited opportunities within the world of engineering
  • and empowering women engineers to benefit society
To strengthen and empower women engineering students by:
  • providing education about the challenges facing female engineers
  • creating a sense of identity and community
  • providing resources for women engineers
  • enhancing leadership and professional skills
Funded by: Cockrell School of Engineering and corporate partners Membership dues and corporate partners

The bottom line—both WEP and SWE are here to provide opportunities and support for engineering women.