Women in Engineering Programs (WIE)

We coordinate, educate and sponsor a variety of programs, including peer and professional networking programs and social and informative events. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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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.

We coordinate, educate, and sponsor a variety of programs for all students, regardless of gender, who share an interest in establishing an engineering identity, fostering an environment that includes women, and increasing the number of women in the College of Engineering.

Our vision is to foster an inclusive environment in the College of Engineering that encourages, supports, and challenges 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.  To achieve our goals, we partner with programs across the University and nationwide to provide programming to encourage all students, regardless of gender, to establish an engineering identity.

Nationwide Programs

1st in nation

The College recently ranked 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 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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