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Women Outreach

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The Russ College welcomes and supports women studying engineering and technology and is committed to increasing the enrollment of women by improving access, aiding transition from high school, and supporting women through their graduation.

We offer specific programs to encourage women to pursue careers in the field and to support those who study here:

Women in the Russ College are also encouraged to participate in the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Members provide mentoring and also participate in academic, social, and service activities — including traveling to the national SWE conference, hosting local Girl Scout and Brownie troops, and other annual events.

Professional Organizations

While the Russ College offers local programs for resident students, many organizations and resources are available to both resident and online students, often including networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to help you stand out from other graduates. Some of these organizations include:

  • Society for Women Engineers (SWE)
    The Society of Women Engineers in Russ College serves to encourage, support, and empower women and other underrepresented people in engineering. Our section actively hosts events like guest speakers, professional development events, social events, and outreach activities. We also have committees focusing on Philanthropy, Outreach, Inclusion/Bonding, and Well Being. More information about us can be found on our website or on BobcatConnect.

    OHIO Chapter President: Meagan Hamilton
    Faculty Advisor: Sabrina Ugazio,
    OHIO Chapter website

  • Women in Aviation
    Women in Aviation International is dedicated to encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. The organization encourages all with interest in aviation without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities or point of view. All that is required is a love of aviation, and the support and encouragement of women in the field. The Ohio University Chapter is open for students of all majors, and encourages those interested in all aspects of aviation from engineering to pilots, management to maintenance. We attend the annual conference with representatives from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, engine manufacturers, military organizations and others. If you are interested in any aspect of aviation, this is the organization for you!

    OHIO Chapter President: Kaylee Allen
    Faculty Advisor: Theresa Meyer,