As part of its affiliation with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), College of DuPage has a college interest group to encourage a gender-inclusive environment in engineering disciplines to enable women to reach their full potential.
The group is also affiliated with the Chicago Regional SWE Section. Membership is open to both women and men, but SWE scholarships are only available to women.
Along with being advocates for women studying engineering and other STEM fields, SWE is involved with many projects including building robots for STEMCON, hosting a Women in Stem Networking Dinner and volunteering for STEM-related events.
The College’s SWE chapter also organizes tours to different local companies and research labs, hosts speakers from various engineering fields and travels to the Regional SWE Conference.
For more information on the College's SWE chapter, contact:
Alyssa J. Pasquale, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3E01
Phone: (630) 942-3902
Society of Women Engineers Host Girl Scouts
The SWE has hosted multiple groups on campus, including local girl scouts to promoting activities in engineering. The scouts constructed model bridges, made balloon-powered cars and learned about the effect of drag on projectiles. The event was designed to introduce the girls to the hands-on problem solving aspects of engineering and provide them with information on what it means to be an engineer.
"COD has so many opportunities that can be taken for granted or ignored, so students should take advantage of what is offered. Engineering students can apply for Community College Internships (CCI) for Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab." - Nicole AmonNicole's COD Story
"Energy is a key component of global economic development and faces challenges. Although many of these challenges are greater than I can even imagine, I’m happy to be in the middle of it all." - Erna GevondyanErna's COD Story
"When I found my passion in math and science during high school, engineering seemed to be the most obvious route to take. I never had any engineering classes so I was still unsure, but I took a leap of faith and invested myself in the study." - Josie SuterJosie's COD Story
"I worked really hard to rebuild my GPA and started to build my platform to stand out. I became president of the Society of Women Engineers, and even though I didn’t know the first thing about being a leader, I knew I was eager for change." - Cierra DesmarattiCierra's COD Story