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UA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

ABOUT WIE

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.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Inquire! Innovate! Invent! Day on Nov. 12

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

Women in Engineering Visit Day and Donovan Breakfast on Dec. 10

The program is designed to allow girls to meet professional engineers, engineering students and other girls that share their interest in innovations and marvels of engineering.

Kids’ Career Day on March 4, 2017

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

Summer Experience in Engineering ("See UA") Summer Camp in June 2016

The "See UA!" 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. 

2017 Multiplying Your Options (MYO) Summer Day Camp, June 2017

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. 


CONTACT

Heidi Cressman, Director
Women in Engineering Program
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3901
330-972-7701
wiep@uakron.edu

VIDEO: INSPIRATION DAY FOR GIRLS

Students take part in science experiments during Inspiration Day in March of 2016. It was a day for girls to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with The University of Akron and the U.S. Department of Defense.

    

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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


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