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Oregon Tech’s Society of Women Engineers in Wilsonville Win Outstanding New Collegiate Section Award

Nov 10, 2014
Oregon Tech's student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in Wilsonville selected as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding New Collegiate Section
SWE Wilsonville Award

Oregon Tech Wilsonville SWE members at the conference

The Oregon Institute of Technology student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in Wilsonville was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding New Collegiate Section presented on October 25, 2014 at the Society of Women Engineers WE14 Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
The Collegiate Section award recognizes measurable, year-long impact in outreach, professional excellence, membership recruitment, and innovative activities. The Outstanding New Collegiate Section is awarded to the most outstanding overall program for the year within its first or second year of being chartered.
The Society of Women Engineers section at the Oregon Tech Wilsonville campus received their official charter from SWE President-Elect, Elizabeth Bierman on March 1, 2014 at the Region J conference in Portland, OR.
Six students from Oregon Tech went to WE14 this October. Alyssa Deardorff, Oregon Tech 2013-14 SWE president and current vice-president is a junior in renewable energy engineering and attended the awards banquet, Celebrate SWE! on account of her MASWE Scholarship from SWE. She was very excited to learn that the section was being honored.
The Oregon Tech Wilsonville SWE chapter currently has 16 Society members and 48 student club members total, which encompasses 73% of the campus female engineering population. 
Oregon Tech’s Wilsonville chapter is creating a strong presence on campus and in the community through hosting various events such as an Engineering Industry Panel; Negotiations workshop; participating in regional and international conferences; and partnering with various professional and community organizations in outreach.
SWE has approximately 27,000 individual members, 55% of which are students with ten geographic regions comprised of 300 collegiate member sections and 100 professional member sections.
About the Oregon Institute of Technology – Wilsonville chapter of the Society of Women Engineers
Chartered in 2014, Oregon Tech’s SWE in Wilsonville is continuously striving to encourage women to excel as engineers and leaders; to foster universal success in engineering by inspiring students to pursue STEM careers; promoting an inclusive community within the college; and providing networking and professional opportunities.
About Oregon Institute of Technology
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public 4-year institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
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