Student Groups

Women in Engineering Program (WEP)
The Mission of the WEP is to reach, inspire, and encourage pre- to post-college women to pursue their potential in engineering and technical careers while supporting them throughout the process. Its purpose includes effecting a positive change in the engineering infrastructure, in which the academic and social climate becomes conducive to women in engineering.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society Of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit, educational service organization, dedicated to:

  • Stimulating women to achieve full potential in careers
    as engineers and leaders
  • Expanding the image of the engineering profession as
    a positive force in improving the quality of life
  • Demonstrating the value of diversity
  • The purposes of Student Sections are to provide a support system, to increase to increase the understanding of engineering, and to enhance professionalism among their members. Our SWE Section is a part of the UMass Amherst Women in Engineering Program.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
The purpose of WISE is to create an interdepartmental forum in which women can get to know each other primarily as scientists. Through this interdisciplinary network resources and ideas can be exchanged without losing sight of women's issues such as climate in the workplace, balancing career and family, and recruitment and retention of women in science. All women associated with the University are invited to attend WISE bi-weekly social gatherings. For more information or to join the WISE mailing list, send email to

Graduate Women's Network
The Graduate Women's Network is dedicated to providing academic support services for graduate women. In an effort to ease the transition to graduate school life, the network provides information regarding campus resources and a Peer Mentoring Program. Contact the Graduate Student Senate, 919 Campus Center, or call 545-5312.

systers-students is a mailing list open to all female graduate and undergraduate students studying computer science and related areas. If you're dealing with student related questions right now (i.e. applying to school) you are also welcome to join. To join, Please send a short introduction to The introduction should explain why you want to join the list and include a short statement agreeing to follow the rules of privacy listed on the website. systers-students is a branch off of the systers list, a mailing list for female professionals in the commercial, academic or government world in technical areas of computer science. Students are also welcome to join systers, though the focus is not on student issues. To join systers, fill out the web form at or send a message to with "subscribe" on the Subject line. You are not required to be a member of systers to join systers-students.