Women in Engineering Program


It is the mission of the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) to recruit women into engineering; retain undergraduate women engineers and facilitate academic success; catalyze career development of women engineers through advocacy and action; and actively promote an equitable and productive academic environment in the College of Engineering. Please browse through all of the programs we offer for incoming freshman and current students. If you have any question or would like more information please contact us!

Pre-College Outreach

Half-day engineering workshops for Girl Scouts

Incoming Freshman

Small groups of engineering women studying problems and helping to succeed in their courses

Fun, motivational, and educational meetings for women engineers held monthly

An immersive orientation to introduce first-year women to the engineering career path

Undergraduate Students

Help 1st and 2nd year engineering women develop study skills and succeed academically

Outstanding opportunities for women engineers to refine leadership abilities and network professionally

Lead a group of 5-6 WEPO participants and serve as a year-long resource to new engineering students

Assist with all WEPO events and play a vital role in facilitating the adjustment of new women engineers to Penn State

Graduate Students

The Women in Engineering Program is dedicated to the success of all of all the students that we serve. To facilitate this success we hold Graduate Luncheon Meetings at the Nittany Lion Inn. During these luncheons there are discussions and presentations on topics relevant to our students. We often combine with graduate students in other STEM majors or The Graduate School to network with others entities around the university. If you are already an engineering graduate student please keep an eye out for a notice of our next meeting. If you are not receiving the emails and would like to please contact our office.

If you would like more information on The Graduate School please visit their website www.gradsch.psu.edu.