Women in Engineering Program
The Women in Engineering (WIE) is a cohort-based program designed to engage and enhance the experiences of talented scholars who demonstrate experience with, or commitment to, the recruitment and advancement of women in engineering.
The program provides professional development, an encouraging academic environment, and a supportive community of peers, staff, and faculty to support women in the College of Engineering.
All students interested in learning more about the opportunities and developing strategies to overcome challenges of diversity and inclusion in engineering are invited to apply.
Applications are due February 1st.
Need help with the application? Check out our FAQ's!
The WIE program coordinator is your resource to help navigate through each semester by establishing goals, maintaining accountability for them, and helping you take advantage of opportunities that come up. That could include exploring the things you’re already interested in doing, such as studying abroad or getting an internship, or it could be discovering new opportunities on campus, such as doing a research experience for a summer in a different state.
WIE students will enroll in a First-Year Seminar together that will meet a few times during the semester. During this class time, your program coordinator will lead workshops on topics related to academic, professional, or personal success.
Workshop topics include: preparing for the career fair, basics of undergraduate research, how to find a faculty mentor, or academic success strategies.
Every WIE student is encouraged to request workshops on specific topics that interest them.
WIE students will make use of regularly scheduled study times or space. The goal is for you to connect around your academics and help you stay on top of your schoolwork, but you can also use this time to connect with your peers about anything!
Each WIE student receives a four-year, renewable scholarship for $500 per semester. You must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA) and actively involved in the program to maintain your scholarship.
Students have the opportunity to become a mentor for the Women in Engineering Program. This includes building personal relationships with the WIE cohorts that follow you, and you would also maintain a leadership role in the program.
What to Expect
Year One: Smooth Transition
|1. Take advantage of WIE study hours on the same night(s) every week. This provides WIE students an opportunity to complete their academic assignments, or connect as a community.
2. Meet monthly with your program coordinator for one-on-one academic success coaching. Topics may include:
Year Two: Focus on Your Major
|1. Meet 2 times per semester with your program coordinator for one-on-one academic success coaching. Topics this year may include:
3. Suggested Goals:
Year Three: Career Prep
|1. Meet with your program coordinator 2 times per semester for success coaching. Additional meetings are available at your request.
2. Meet with your Career Services Coordinator for an in-depth discussion about career preparedness. Topics may include:
5. Suggested Goals:
Year Four: Refinement & Expedition
|1. Meet with your program coordinator once per semester for success coaching. Additional meetings are available at your request.
2. Attend 2 workshops or events on campus each semester that span professional, academic, or social areas.
3. Attend one Engineering Career Fair. Most recruitment for full-time hires occurs in fall, so we suggest attending one of the fall career fairs.
4. Suggested Goals: