Check out these special programs available through the Women in Engineering Program!

  • Women in Engineering Seminar and Discussion Class: The Women in Engineering and Peer Group Discussion Class is designed for female freshman engineering students. The course consists of four components:
    1. Dynamic speakers from industry discuss their strategies for success in all disciplines of engineering;
    2. Lively class discussions surrounding a variety of topics including resume writing, business etiquette and alternative engineering careers;
    3. Weekly peer group meetings facilitated by senior engineering students;
    4. Facility tours to leading edge engineering corporations.
  • Professional Mentoring: The Mentoring Program pairs female engineering professionals with female engineering students of the same discipline for a variety of workshops and social events.
  • Women in Engineering Living and Learning Community: This community is a residence community located in Spanton Hall and is designed specifically for female freshman engineering students. The purpose of the Living and Learning community is to provide academic and social support to incoming engineering student and help them to make a seamless transition from high school to college. To that end, the floor has a peer mentor or residence hall assistant that is an upperclass engineering student who will help the students “find their way”. Students are strongly encouraged to form study groups, interact with faculty and to partake in engineering and non-engineering related student activities as part of their first year experience.
  • Tours and Professional Development: Check out the various events on the WIEP calendar that we hold each semester to help you grow professionally.
  • Society of Women Engineers: Join this organization of more than 100 students on campus. Freshman and first-year transfer students may join for FREE during their first year.
  • Scholarships: Reap the rewards! Scholarships are available to female engineering students who have achieved a sophomore-level standing and above.

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For More Information

Women in Engineering Program
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3901

Heidi Cressman, Director
Auburn Science and Engineering Center 205D

Tel: 330-972-7701
Fax: 330-972-5162
E-mail: wiep@uakron.edu

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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