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.
The Collegiate Section D055 of the Society of Women Engineers is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. Our core values are Integrity, Inclusive Environment, Mutual Support, Professional Excellence, and Trust.
- Integrity: We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.
- Inclusive Environment: We embrace diversity in its broadest interpretation and commit to creating an inclusive environment for all our members and stakeholders. We value the contributions of a diverse membership, which enables SWE to achieve its full potential.
- Mutual Support: We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks.
- Professional Excellence: We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices. Trust We share a common definition of success with open, transparent access to common information, building mutual respect and confidence in the competence of those with whom we lead, serve and partner with.
The Collegiate Section D055 of the Society of Women Engineers also strives to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outreach to Shelby County School students. Our section holds a winetasting event once a year to provide funds for collegiate activities and STEM outreach. This support also helps members to attend national and regional conferences where they learn about outreach as well as how to succeed in the professional world. The STEM programs offered are aimed to inspire children to pursue a college education in these fields and are paid for by the monetary support of our fundraising events.