Organizations for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology

These organizations advocate for women’s advancement in SMET fields.

Alpha Sigma Kappa (Women in Technical Studies)
Alpha Sigma Kappa is a social and academic sorority for women in technical studies. They believe that "support is essential while pursuing a degree in engineering, mathematics, or any other technical major." This website provides information on the goals of the organization, its functions, and career resources for women in technical studies.

American Association of University Women
" Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls." Information about the AAUW's latest projects, fellowships/grants/awards, and publications (some in full text) are available on this site.

American Society for Engineering Education
" Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology." This website includes listings of fellowships and internships and an extensive online resource library. The Journal of Engineering Education, which can be searched by author or title on the ASEE website.

Association for Women in Science
" AWIS is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology." This website contains pertinent book reviews, access to the AWIS Magazine, and information about scholarships, fellowships, job opportunities, mentoring programs, and upcoming events.

Foundation Coalition
" The Foundation Coalition (FC), one of eight engineering coalitions funded by the National Science Foundation, was established as an agent of systemic renewal for the engineering educational community." The site presents many of the products of this work, including extensive curriculum materials.

Global Alliance for Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce
" The Global Alliance for Diversifying the Science and Engineering Workforce is a collaborative initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN); and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). It is committed to increasing the participation of women in the SMET workforce worldwide and supporting other diverse groups including: ethnicity, age, discipline, languages, and cultures. Its primary objectives are twofold: (1) to establish worldwide collaborations with higher education institutions, corporations and government, and (2) to facilitate the development of long-term, sustainable infrastructures in science and engineering for a diversified workforce." Their website includes current events, special projects, reports, best practices, and a bibliography.

"MentorNet is the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of women in engineering, science and mathematics. Founded in 1997." MentorNet offers online mentoring services and a resume database.

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
" The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) mission is to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession." NAE also maintains a website titled, "Engineer Girl," which encourages girls and young women in science and mathematics and provides information about engineering careers. A link to this website, along with publications, engineering projects, and event information, can be found on their website.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
" Since 1974, NACME (the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) has provided leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-based careers."

National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators, Inc.
" Mission: To provide quality services, information, and tools for our stakeholders to produce a diverse pool of engineers and scientists, and achieve equity and parity in the nation's workforce." NAMEPA holds an annual conference, offers scholarships, and publishes a databook for members only.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
" NSPE is the national society of engineering professionals from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members." This site provides information for students as well as professionals on Scholarships and Internships, Licensure, Ethics, and the Law, and Education. There is also a link to the Engineering Times Online Magazine.

Society of Women Engineers
" The Society of Women Engineers is the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional women in engineering and technical fields". This site is rich in information, including upcoming events and full text articles. Of special interest is the resume bank and job database.

Women in Engineering Program & Advocates Network
" WEPAN's mission is to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering profession." Their websites includes annual conference information, a database of college programs for women in engineering, statistics (for members only), a bibliography, a database of funding sources, and a few full-text publications.

Women in Global Science and Technology (WIGSAT)
" WIGSAT is an international non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote the contributions women make in science and technology for development, and to help NGOs, governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and women themselves to understand the gender dimensions of S&T and the implications of this for development policy and practice." This website includes an international bibliography on gender, science and technology, links to relevant governmental and international websites, and various reports on pertinent issues.

Women in Technology International (WITI)
" WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity." This organization has a website for employment opportunities, networking, discussion boards, and information about upcoming WITI events.

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