Women in Engineering
Northeastern's Women in Engineering (WIE) Program is one of the oldest of its kind. WIE connects students with mentors, tutors, career advice, financial aid, and other women in engineering - all the resources that promote success in engineering.
Starting with one of the housing choices for freshmen, students can make connections with other women studying engineering through the Connections Learning Living Community. The WIE program offers both one-on-one tutoring as well as review sessions in key engineering and science classes. As an upper class student, there are opportunities for students to develop leadership skills by mentoring and inspiring younger girls from middle and high school.
Guest speakers and a career management course give students access to working women engineers who encourage your pursuit of an engineering education and career. Making professional contacts is easy when over 2,000 women have graduated from our engineering programs.
- Women in Engineering Day - 10/25/13
Women in Engineering Day is an all day event for high school girls and their parents to find out more about our program. This year it is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2013. The day starts out with a Welcome Continental breakfast, several information presentations, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer all of your questions. Over lunch, meet our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residential Life staff. The afternoon includes visits to our engineering research facilities with lots of fun activities; and the day ends with an optional campus tour. To reserve a spot, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at email@example.com by October 18th.
The Connections program offers women undergraduates a wide range of activities aimed at preparing them for careers in engineering and science.
- SWE (Northeastern section)
SWE (Society of Women Engineers) was established to have fun and promote women in engineering.
- Pathways to Self-Efficacy and Retention of Women in Undergraduate Engineering
Northeastern University’s College of Engineering is the co-recipient of a $499,990 three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how cooperative education and related on-the-job experiences affect female undergraduate engineering students. Working with colleagues at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VT) and the University of Wyoming (UW), the research team will investigate the hypothesis that women in formal engineering programs who participate in work related to their field of study during their undergraduate studies have higher self-efficacy and are more likely to graduate with a degree in their chosen field.