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Minority-Serving Institutions

Minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, are an important part of higher education in the United States, graduating thousands of students who have historically been marginalized in our society. MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). MSIs are predominately located in the western, southern, and eastern areas…

Job Outlook for Engineers

The job outlook for engineers continues to show a high demand for talent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a large need for engineers and computer-related employees over the next 10 years due to job growth and replacement of those leaving the workforce.

The Impact of SWE Scholarships on Retention in Engineering and Computer Science

SWE scholarships have a significant impact on women's retention in engineering and technology degree programs!

Case Study on Mentoring Programs for Women in STEM

In 2023, SWE conducted a qualitative study to understand the various activities of mentoring programs for women in STEM academia across four higher education institutions in Austria and Germany.

Exploring the Relationship Between Diverse Engineering Faculty and Women’s Degree Attainment

This study investigates the relationship between women's representation in engineering tenured/tenure-track faculty positions and the percentage of degrees awarded to women in engineering fields at doctoral universities in the United States.

Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Levels

Female tenure/tenure-track faculty are not as well-represented at the highest levels of tenure when compared to their male counterparts.

SWE Literature Reviews

Every year, SWE conducts a literature review on the research on women in engineering. Published in the SWE Magazine, the article summarizes the best scholarly research on the position of women in engineering and related fields.

Degree Attainment

Fewer engineering and computer/information sciences bachelor’s degrees are awarded to women than men. Overall, interest in these fields has grown, with more than 245,000 bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer/ information sciences awarded in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Gender Scan: STEM Global Survey

Launched in 2008, Gender Scan is a biennial survey that looks at issues affecting gender balance in STEM, from education to career.


Over time, the U.S. has seen an increase in the number of women entering STEM occupations. While life science occupations, such as biology, have closed the gap between the percentage of men and women working in these fields,

Exploring Women in Engineering Leadership: A Case Study

In 2023, SWE conducted a research study on behalf of Process Industry Practices (PIP) focused on women in engineering leadership to understand why the organization had a relatively high representation of women in leadership.

SWE: Invent It. Build It.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts Invent It. Build It. (IIBI) each year during their annual conference. IIBI exposes middle and high school girls to engineering hands-on activities and offers programming for educators and parents.