About Us

Lorain Community College is recognized as the first Community College Society of Women Engineers Affiliate in the US. 

SWE is an inclusive organization focused on issues of interest to women specializing in engineering and technical careers.

  • A strong network of women engineers from academia, government and industry, corporate representatives, government officials, and other individuals supporting and advocating for the mission of SWE.
  • Awards and recognition programs honoring outstanding accomplishments of women in the engineering profession as well as those who have contributed significantly to the advancement of women in engineering and technology professions.

Get Involved

For more information, contact Ramona at ranand@lorainccc.edu or 440-366-4930. 


In the News

SWE Highlights Ramona Anand 

Read the Story: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Highlighting Asian American Engineers


SWE Partnering with Army

SWE partnered with the Army to provide ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery-Career Exploration Program) testing which is a helpful tool in measuring strength and potential for success. It is designed to match skill sets and interests with declaring a major, and helps in developing an action plan for success, and exploring different career options.

Society of Engineers advisor Ramona Anand recognized by the US Army
Society of Women Engineers Advisor, Ramona Anand recognized by the US Army on April 19, 2019 for facilitating partnership between SWE and US Army. US Army also thanked Lorain County Community College for encouraging this endeavor and hosting ASVAB-CEP.

Society of Women Engineers at LCCC partners with Army for recruitment event – Morning Journal


SWE Professional Award

Ramona Anand, Society of Women Engineer Founding Advisor at LCCC received the Engaged Advocate Award from SWE President Penny Wirsing on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Society of Women Engineers conference in Tampa, Florida. The Engaged Advocate Award honors individuals who have contributed to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering.

Ramona Anand receives Engaged Advocate Award from SWE President Penny Wirsing.
Ramona Anand receives Engaged Advocate Award from SWE President Penny Wirsing.


Girls in STEM: Young STEMbassador student making her mark at NASA

Watch the interview with LCCC and ECHS student Eleana Cintron on WKYC.  


“SWEet Wisdom”

Some members of LCCC’s SWE program are featured in the online newsletter “SWEet Wisdom” from the Society of Women Engineers. They share advice for high school girls making decisions about college. 

SWEet Wisdom – October 2018

SWEet Wisdom – June 2018

SWEet Wisdom – December 2017


LCCC SWE awarded International Award for the second year in a row

Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Interest group at Lorain County Community College received SWE Mission Bronze award on October 20, 2018 at WE 18, held in Minneapolis, MN. LCCC was the first community college to receive this international award, and is the first to receive it two years in a row. SWE Mission Awards recognize groups that embody SWE core values and demonstrate continuous improvement and growth as they work to achieve the Society’s strategic goals.


Faculty Adviser

A picture of Society of Women Engineers Faculty Advisor, Ramona Anand
Ramona Anand

Ramona Anand, Faculty Adviser, received Region G Advancing Leader Award at the Society of Women Engineers Regional Conference at Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh on Feb. 18, 2017. Region G is comprised of four states Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, including 32 collegiate sections and six professional sections. The Region G Advancing Leader Award is given to individual collegiate and/or professional who has been actively engaged in an engineering or technology degree, has demonstrated outstanding technical excellence, and has consistently engaged with SWE. The award includes cash grants based on funds and a certificate accompanied by the award distributed at the discretion of the Region G conference.


Education and Development

SWE’s education and outreach activities are designed to enhance the quality of life for women of all backgrounds who pursue the profession of engineering.

  • Scholarship opportunities for all educational and professional levels, including undergraduate and graduate students, and women re-entering the workforce as engineers (at national and section levels).
  • Reduced fees for admittance to national and regional education conferences that offer networking, professional development, seminars, workshops, and leadership training.


Resources and Information

As a worldwide leader in engineering knowledge and support, SWE is a partner you can turn to for advanced, relevant information about women in technical careers.

  • SWE Magazine—the Society’s award-winning magazine, covering issues of interest to women engineers including the achievements of women engineers, career development, career guidance, activities within the Society, and technical topics.
  • All Together, SWE’s monthly newsletter.
  • SWE Online Communities.
  • Webinars and podcasts.
  • Online career center where you can manage your resume and search hundreds of jobs posted monthly by SWE’s sponsors.
  • Outreach programs that encourage girls to pursue careers in engineering through SWE’s alliances with Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, and US FIRST (Foundation for the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.


Leadership Skills

Members are encouraged and supported in the development of skills necessary to be effective leaders in a global marketplace.

  • Develop leadership experience in a non-threatening environment through leadership roles at the sectional, regional, and national levels.
  • Publish articles in the SWE Magazine.
  • Present technical papers at national and regional conferences.
  • Lead seminars and workshops at national and regional conferences.

For more information, contact Ramona at ranand@lorainccc.edu or call 440-366-4930. Get all the benefits of membership without paying a membership fee.