Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers is the world's largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. This society was founded nationally in 1950 to act as a supportive organization for women in the engineering field.  SWE’s mission statement is to “stimulate women to achieve as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.” 

SWE at Penn State

The Penn State Student Section was founded in 1975 and has grown to become the largest and most active engineering organization on campus, with over 250 members. The Penn State SWE Section participates in Penn State campus-wide events such as Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), Homecoming, and spirit events. As a member of SWE during her time at Penn State, Ramisa actively participated and served as a mentor to underclassmen. This included volunteering and hosting during the STEP UP weekend, serving as Science Olympiad chair, volunteering at career fairs, etc. 


Being passionate about advocacy and equity in STEM, Ramisa continued to be an involved member of Society of Women Engineers (national) and an alumni member of PSU SWE. This allowed her to expand her role of mentoring and volunteering within Penn State, at Brown and list herself available to students across the globe. Due to her active involvement, Ramisa has been a mentor to several female-identifying individuals across the globe. This includes middle and high school students in Bangladesh, and high school and college students in the US.