Women Belong In Engineering

Two women students working in an engineering lab.

For women who are rising high school seniors, know that there is a place for you at Nebraska to do what drives you in a wide variety of ways in science, technology, engineering, and math. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we offer dozens of majors in STEM-related fields. In the College of Engineering, we are committed to ensuring all women have access to these opportunities at the university. Following our Women in STEM Day event, which features various programs across campus, we will continue hosting opportunities within the college so you can learn from other women who either work in industry or from current UNL students.

We want to connect with you! Please see below at how you might connect with women in these fields or how you can get involved on campus.

Women in STEM Day: May 3, 2024

  • Hear from faculty, staff, students and women in industry about all the opportunities offered in career fields related to science, technology, design, engineering, and math. This free day offers engaging sessions and in-depth workshops for students to learn more about how to pursue various careers in STEM fields and more!
  • Women in STEM Day

Women in Engineering Industry Day: June 21, 2024

  • High school girls are encouraged to sign up for Women in Engineering Industry Day at Scott Campus in Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha). Meet women who work in some of the leading engineering firms throughout the Omaha metro area!
  • Women in Engineering Industry Day

Connect with our engineering students

  • Find out all the ways you can connect with our current students and learn about how women in the College of Engineering at UNL are forging their own paths as they enter various industries of engineering, computing, and construction.
  • Virtual Sessions
  • Shadow a woman in engineering
  • Group visits

Find out how women find more opportunities in the College of Engineering through scholarships, involvement, or research!

Women in Engineering Program (WIE)

The Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of our signature programs. 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 people of all marginalized genders in engineering. While our name says women, this program is inclusive of scholars of all genders.

  • High School seniors should apply
  • Application deadline: February 1
  • Benefits:
    • $1,000 - $2,000 renewable scholarship
    • Freshmen seminar credit for Engineering 100
    • Mentorship and Success Coaching
    • Workshops and Events

Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy

The Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy seeks to recruit and retain students committed to supporting and advancing women in engineering in the state of Nebraska, providing students who have financial need with the resources and support to pursue careers in engineering, computing and construction.

  • High School seniors should apply
  • Application deadline: February 1
  • Intended for students with some level of financial need
  • Benefits:
    • Full-tuition and fees
    • Room and Board for 2 years with option for 2 additional years on campus
    • Seminars and Coaching
    • Residential Learning Community
    • Laptop Computer

Society of Women Engineering (SWE)

Open to current engineering students, SWE aims to empower women and underrepresented individuals to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

  • Current students in the College of Engineering are encouraged to join the Society of Women Engineers
  • Going into high schools and doing mentoring possibly at part of ENGR 100
  • Bring groups here to campus
  • Shadow a student