Penn State Erie - Society of Women Engineers


Below are some links we thought anyone interested in SWE, Women in the engineering or science fields, or PennState should see. The are also a few links to online technology magazines

The Ada Project
The Ada Project (TAP) - named in honor of Ada Lovelace - is a clearinghouse for information and resources related to women in computing.

Institute for Women and Technology
We believe that the number of girls pursuing math and science education must increase. Women must be encouraged to choose technical studies and careers. Women who make that choice must be supported as far as their skills and interests allow. The environment must assure that women of all backgrounds and races can bring the full richness of their experience to their own work. Finally, women's needs and situations must be considered in all phases of technology study, design, development, deployment and policy.

Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network- WEPAN was established to effect a positive change in the engineering infrastructure conducive to the academic and professional development of women and men.

Women and Computer Science
This page contains many links to the historic contributions women have made in computer science and their current work.

Society of Women Engineers Webpage
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

Women Of NASA
Women of NASA content area offers opportunities to find out about their education, career journeys, and current work via online profiles, live webchats, interactive video webcasts, and textbased forums.

Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) is a not-for-profit, professional organization for individuals with an interest in information technology. AWC is dedicated to the advancement of women in the computing fields, in business, industry, science, education, government, and the military.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1971. Our continuing goal is to encourage women in the mathematical sciences. AWM currently has more than 4,100 members (women and men) representing a broad spectrum of the mathematical community — from the United States and around the world!

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
AWIS is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

Center for Women and Information Technology (IT)
IT wants to encourage more women and girls to study computer science and/or information systems and to pursue careers those careers. We want to enable all women and girls to use information tech comfortably and knowledgeably to assure that the richness and breadth of women's lives and concerns are fully represented and readily available on the Internet to foster research concerning the relationship between gender.

Women in Technology International (WITI)
Welcome to, the virtual home for women in technology. Through our portal, you can read news feeds, voice your opinion in our weekly poll, shop with WITI affiliates, read about interesting women, and learn about upcoming events for women in the tech field.

Systers Home
Systers is a virtual community for technical women in computing. We are an informal organization for technical women in computing that began in 1987 as a small mailing list for women in "systems", thus the name systers. It was founded by Anita Borg. There are now over 2500 systers around the world. If you are a woman in the technical end of computing, you are welcome.

The National Academies' Engineer Girl website
The Engineer Girl website is part of the NAE's Celebration of Women in Engineering project. This project tries to bring national attention to the opportunity that engineering represents to all people at any age, but particularly to women and girls. The Celebration is the first of several projects focusing on gender and diversity in the engineering workforce.

Engineers Week website

Some homepages of women in science and engineering

Ellen Spertus's page on Women and Minorities in Sciences
Tamara Gibson's page on Women in Mathematics
Kaitlin Duck Sherwood's page on Women In the Engineering Industry

Penn State University Links

University Park
Founded in 1855, Penn State is Pennsylvania's only land-grant university and has a broad mission of teaching, research and public service. It enrolls more than 80,000 students at 24 campus locations statewide, and offers instruction in more than 160 baccalaureate and 150 graduate programs.

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Behrend, is a four-year and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. The College offers a broad range of academic programs that allow students to complete a Penn State degree in a small-college atmosphere.

The School of Engineering
The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) offers undergraduate majors in computer, electrical, mechanical and software engineering and in electrical, mechanical and plastics engineering technology, as well as a masters degree in manufacturing systems engineering.

Penn State Erie Student Activities
Student activities are a vital part of a student's total education at Penn State Erie. There are more than seventy clubs and organizations on campus, representing a wide variety of student interests. You can explore this section to learn about the activities of these groups.


Wired magazine is the journal of record for the future. It's daring. Compelling. Innovative. Courageous. Insightful. It speaks not just to high-tech professionals and the business savvy, but also to the forward-looking, the culturally astute, and the simply curious.

Cool Links

The museum of science, art and human perception.

Mad Science
You don't have to be mad for science to appreciate this site.

Discovery Kids - Yucky
This is the yuckiest site on the internet!

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