Women in Engineering at
The University of Akron

Working to recruit and retain more women to the field of engineering.

Women in Engineering at UA

Welcome to the Women in Engineering (WIE) website. We are excited about the programs and services we offer toward the goals of recruiting and retaining women in the fields of engineering.

Whether you are a K-12 student, UA student or alumna, or corporate citizen, you can be sure to find valuable information here for you! We encourage you to look around our web site and learn more about the exciting and rewarding fields of engineering and how you can get involved.

The WIE program seeks to recruit more women into engineering disciplines by providing the tools and resources students need to successfully complete their degrees. WIE students participate in summer camps and networking events throughout the year.


Summer Experience in Engineering (SEE UA) Summer Camp - June 16 - June 20, 2014

Multiplying Your Options (MYO) Summer Camp - June 23 - June 27, 2014

WIE hosts several events in the summer for women of all ages. Learn more about our summer camps.

Students and Alumni

There are many opportunities from WIE:

Contact Heidi at hec9@uakron.edu for all the information.

Greetings from the Director

Heidi CressmanHi, my name is Heidi Cressman and I am the Director of the Women in Engineering Program. I am a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am thrilled to work with such bright and enthusiastic women each and every day, and my goal in the Women in Engineering Program is to help each woman that chooses engineering to have a successful experience at the University of Akron. In addition, I am here to support our women so that when they graduate they are able to enter the workforce confident, productive and capable of tackling the toughest problems in industry, government and academia.

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