SWE HQ is excited to spotlight Tuskegee University’s SWE Section during Black History Month. Tuskegee University is an HBCU—a historically black college or university—whose principal mission is the education of Black Americans.
Did you know? Tuskegee University is:
- The number one producer of African-American aerospace science engineers in the nation
- A leading producer in the country of African-American engineering graduates in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering
- The top producer of African-American Ph.D. holders in Materials Science and Engineering in the U.S.
- The largest producer of African-Americans with baccalaureate degrees in Math, Science and Engineering in Alabama
We spoke with President of the Tuskegee SWE Section Camryn Moore to learn more about the SWE community on campus.
What motivated you to become involved with SWE at your school?
To meet other women engineers at the school and in the organization and to have the opportunity to network with others.
How does your school or community benefit from having a SWE Section?
SWE allows all of the women engineers to come together to be a majority for a few minutes versus always being the minority in our department.
COVID-19 has led to most college classes and activities taking place online. How have you adapted to leading your group virtually?
We’ve actively increased social media engagement.
Can you describe one of your group’s typical meetings or events?
Typically we like to keep it relaxed so that everyone is comfortable and finds it easier to engage with others during the meeting.
How has your group honored Black History Month this year or in past years?
This year we plan to have an event spotlighting Black female engineers who have changed the world with their work.
What advice can you offer to young women who are considering a STEM major?
Choose what you’re passionate about and not what seems easiest.
- Black History Month: Highlighting African-American Engineers, Pt. 1
- Black History Month: Highlighting African American Engineers, Pt. 2
- Black History Month: Highlighting African American Engineers, Pt. 3
- Black History Month: Highlighting African American Engineers Pt. 4
- Podcast: Empowering Black Professionals in STEM with Kanika Tolver
- Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation of Black Engineers