Women in engineering working on campus at The University of Akron




The Women in Engineering Program at The University of Akron will serve as a catalyst for increasing the number of women in engineering through the following strategic goals.

  • Recruit women into The University of Akron’s College of Engineering
  • Retain and graduate female undergraduate and graduate students
  • Develop and empower highly qualified and professionally responsible women engineers
  • Form strategic partnerships between The Women in Engineering Program, campus-wide departments, the community and industry

Programs for girls in grades K - 12 

For current students


Heidi Cressman
Director, Women in Engineering Program
Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3901


Sarah Roth, a chemical engineering graduate student discusses her summer internship studying propellant slosh dynamics. Video produced and provided by NASA.

Inspiration Day is a day for girls to explore careers in STEM with The University of Akron and the U.S. Department of Defense.


Nov. 17, 2018 | Inquire! Innovate! Invent!

The program is designed to teach girls how the innovations of women have impacted many lives and how they can become innovators and inventors, too!

Dec. 1, 2018 Women in Engineering Donovan Breakfast

This event our way of thanking friends and alumnae of the College of Engineering and Women in Engineering for their contributions to the program while honoring our female students for their ongoing accomplishments. Register today!

Dec. 8, 2018Women in Engineering Visit Day

This is a casual event open to girls in grades 9 - 12 as a way of introducing you to engineering and The University of Akron. You'll get to meet professionals and students and tour campus and engineering facilities. 

Register today!

Mar. 2, 2019 Kids’ Career Day

Kids' Career Day is a half-day program designed to involve children in interactive activities related to occupations in engineering, science, technology, and math.

Jun. 2019 | "SEE UA" Summer Camp

The "SEE" - Summer Experience in Engineering camp at The University of Akron is an engaging one week residential and day summer camp for girls entering the ninth through twelfth grades that immerses the girls into biomedical, civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Registration deadline is Mar. 31, 2019.

Jun. 2019 | MYO Summer Day Camp

Multiplying Your Options (MYO) camp at The University of Akron is a one week summer day camp for girls entering the seventh and eighth grades that introduces the girls to biomedical, civil, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Registration deadline is Mar. 31, 2019.

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