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SWE Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This May, explore a variety of podcast episodes, blog posts, and magazine articles that honor STEM leaders within the Asian and Pacific American communities.
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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) celebrated in May in the United States, the Society of Women Engineers recognizes and highlights the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in STEM fields.

Explore a collection of podcast episodes, blog posts, and SWE Magazine articles below that showcase the achievements of Asian and Pacific Islander American leaders within SWE and beyond.

SWE members can also participate in the Asian Connections Affinity Group that supports and empowers members and allies of this community.

Diverse: a SWE Podcast

All Together Blog

SWE Magazine

  • Diamonds or Dust?: Jennifer Hsia, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose practice helps people with racial and ethnic identity issues, particularly Asian and Asian American populations. She shares her expertise in this feature story.
  • Digital Nomads Develop a More Purposeful Model: Three international workers describe what it is like to work remotely from outside the United States.
  • Global Leadership Award: Linda Shi Cheng, Ph.D., of Honeywell UOP, received a SWE Global Leadership Award for her leadership with transformative innovation in petrochemical production and impact on human quality of life and for accelerating action on diversity and inclusion.
  • Airborne Pathogens Researcher Receives MacArthur Grant: Linsey Marr, Ph.D., was recognized as a MacArthur Foundation fellow for her research examining indoor and outdoor air quality and airborne pathogens that affect human health.
  • Spark Award: Mitali Chakrabarti, Ph.D., of the Ford Motor Company, received the SWE Spark Award for her career-long service as a mentor and role model for women in STEM.


  • SWE Blog

    SWE Blog provides up-to-date information and news about the Society and how our members are making a difference every day. You’ll find stories about SWE members, engineering, technology, and other STEM-related topics.