grad SWE, led by MSE students, receives global recognition

The U-M chapter, co-directed by Erin Evke and Kathleen Chou, was recently recognized for its long-standing commitment to empowering female engineers.
grad SWE, led by MSE students, receives global recognition

The Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at Michigan was recently named an Outstanding GradSWE Group by the global GradSWE community. The U-M chapter is currently led by two MSE Ph.D. students: Erin Evke and Kathleen Chou.

According to the SWE Graduate Community’s website, GradSWE at Michigan was recognized “for their long-standing commitment to the SWE Core Values of Mutual Support, providing programming that empowers and connects engineers and minority students within their organization, on their campus, and around the world.”

GradSWE at Michigan was established in 1995 for the purpose of recruitment and retention of female graduate students in engineering and physical sciences. It was one of the first programs in the country that catered to women pursuing advanced degrees in STEM fields. They currently have 21 officers who lead professional development, networking, and social events, corporate relations, as well as liaise with the primarily undergraduate SWE organization at Michigan.

Click here to learn more about GradSWE at Michigan.