Women conducting research in labs at The University of Akron

Women in science and technology

The following is a list of UA campus and external organizations dedicated to affording women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the opportunities and resources necessary for achieving full participation in their respective fields.

Women in Engineering (WIE) which offers a variety of programs, resources, opportunities and services aimed toward the goals of recruiting and retaining women in the fields of engineering. Contact: Heidi Cressman, Director. Auburn Science and Engineering Center.

Title IX at UA 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against students, guests and employees of educational institutions. The regulations implementing Title IX are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on gender. Intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has the mission of the achievement of equity and full participation of women in all areas of science and technology.

Association for Women in Computing is a non-profit national technology organization that promotes the advancement of women across all computing professions.

Association for Women in Mathematics is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This site includes information about a mentor network.

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is a committee of the National Research Council (NRC). Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine.

Engineer Girl encourages girls to pursue Engineering and explore opportunities outside the classroom. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin. National Academy of Sciences on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering.

Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT) is an international organization that works to increase the number of women in science and technology and in science and technology education.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists.

MentorSET  is a UK successful mentoring scheme to help women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). MentorSET provides independent mentors who comprehend the challenges faced by women in the STEM fields and are equipped to provide support and advice.

Organization for women in Science for the Developing World(OWSDW) is a network of over 2000 female scientists in developing countries.

SCWIST is a Canadian non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

Scholarships for Women This is a diverse offering of scholarships and grants in a variety of career fields.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

WISAT is a consulting group which promotes innovation, science and technology strategies that enable women, especially those living in developing countries, to actively participate in technology and innovation for development.

Women in Technology International (WITI) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing women in technology.

Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) The Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign promotes science and engineering as a valuable and interesting career option for women.