Lorain County Community College formed a Society of Women Engineers collegiate interest group at LCCC in 2012. It is the first community college in the country to have a group of its kind.
In 2016 the LCCC SWE group collaborated with the U.S. Army to help students who are undecided in their studies. The LCCC SWE group has been in the national spotlight for some of their initiatives, including hosting webinars with live broadcast in the U.S. and Canada, student outreach initiatives, and the ASVAB – Career Exploration Program.
LCCC SWE students also presented at the WE17 Conference, the world’s largest conference for women engineers that was held in Austin, Texas, at the end of October. LCCC SWE members are also outstanding students and have received many academic awards the past several years.
Society of Women Engineers promotes recruitment, retention and visibility of women and minorities in STEM fields, especially engineering. The main objectives include promoting STEM in the region, serving as a center for information, encouraging women and minorities to attain high levels of education and adding to diversity by promoting women of color.