Women in Engineering Programs (WIE)

We coordinate, educate and sponsor a variety of programs for women, including peer and professional networking programs and social and informative events.

Newly admitted women engineering students participate in Escape Camp, making lip balm.

About Us

Newly admitted women engineering students participate in Escape Camp, a WIE summer bridge program.

Newly admitted women engineering students participate in Escape Camp, a WIE summer bridge program.

Our vision is to foster an environment for female students in the College of Engineering that encourages, supports and challenges them to ever higher levels of success.

We encourage young women to consider careers in engineering, mathematics and science disciplines, and in turn, increase the number of women enrolling in the College of Engineering at NC State. We also want to augment the number of women graduating from the College of Engineering and continuing into graduate school or industry. To achieve our goals, we partner with programs across the University and nationwide.

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1st in nation

The College ranks 1st in percentage of B.S. degrees awarded to women among top public colleges of engineering with more than 1,000 graduates according to an analysis by the Washington Post.

Networking

At the annual Taste of Engineering event, departments provide food, hospitality and helpful information to incoming women students.

At the annual Taste of Engineering event, departments provide food, hospitality and helpful information to students.

Networking isn’t just a buzz word; it’s a necessary part of succeeding as a student . . . and in life. You need to talk to other students, your teachers, people working in industry and government, on and on. This is not always easy, especially if you tend toward being introverted.

  • The best way to do it is to simply show up! Find a club meeting (or a Women in Engineering Program) and just go. Or invite your roommate to go with you.
  • Go to office hours and introduce yourself. Meet your professor one on one. The ENGAGE Engineering project has some great tips on how to go about this.
  • Look for engineering society meetings where industry and government representatives will be in attendance. Some groups, like SWE, have visitors nearly every meeting. Another good time to find these opportunities is in the evenings before or after the Engineering Career Fair.

Remember, networking at its heart is about having conversations with people. You will be amazed at what develops when you just step out!

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