STEM Outreach

Having a STEM event? Invite us! 

We attend science fairs, STEM nights at local schools, and more.

The Pittsburgh Section is very active in STEM Outreach, to encourage students to consider engineering or technology as a career. We present Certificates of Merit to female high school students who excel in math and science.  We participate and/or present awards at the following events:

  • Future City
  • Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competiton
  • Engineer the Future at the Carnegie Science Center
  • Pennsylvania Regional Science and Engineering Fair

K-12 STEM Outreach

SWE Pittsburgh is dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession.  Our K–12 STEM Outreach goals are to develop girls’ understanding of what engineers do, to help girls draw connections between their interests/passions and engineering, and to enable them to meet and network with female engineering role models.

The SWE Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit program was established to honor high school women who are considering a career in engineering or technology and have high achievement in math and science.  We think it is important for young ladies interested in this career to know that there is a community of women engineers who will support and encourage them, and provide resources to them, throughout college and their careers.

SWE Certificate of Merit Program

Certificate of Merit Schools Spring 2023

  • Ambridge High School
  • Barack Obama Academy of Int’l Studies
  • Bentworth High School
  • Bishop Canevin High School
  • Brashear High School
  • Brentwood High School
  • Canon-McMillan High School
  • Chartiers Valley
  • Elizabeth Forward High School
  • Fox Chapel Area High School
  • Franklin Regional High School
  • Greater Latrobe Senior High School
  • Grove City Area Senior High School
  • Hampton High School
  • Hempfield Area High School
  • Keystone Oaks High School
  • Kiski Area High School
  • Knoch High School
  • Ligonier Valley High School
  • Mars Area High School
  • Montour High School
  • Moon Area High School
  • Mt. Lebanon High School
  • North Allegheny Senior High School
  • North Catholic High School
  • North Hills High School
  • Norwin High School
  • Oakland Catholic High School
  • Penn-Trafford High School
  • Peters Township High School
  • Pine-Richland Middle School
  • Pittsburgh SciTech Academy
  • Plum High School
  • Quaker Valley
  • Riverview Junior Senior High School
  • Seton LaSalle High School
  • Shaler Area High School
  • South Fayette High School
  • South Park High School
  • Springdale High School
  • The Ellis School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Trinity High School
  • University High School
  • Upper St. Clair High School
  • West Mifflin Area High School
  • Western PA School for the Deaf

Don’t see your school on the list? Contact us to nominate them to participate!

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Mailing address:
Society of Women Engineers
c/o Engineers’ Society of Western PA
337 Fourth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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