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Women in Engineering Programs

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Transcript of Women in Engineering Programs

Susan Larson, PhD Angie Wolters, PE
Directors of WIE
Women in Engineering at Illinois
What We
Do...

Outreach for prospective students
G.A.M.E.S. camp
Events for Incoming Students
Visit days
G
irls'
A
dventures in
M
athematics,
E
ngineering and
S
cience
Provide a welcoming and supportive environment for women students in the College of Engineering.
Help students find their engineering career paths!
Offer networking, workshops, and leadership opportunities.
Create a climate conducive for academic pursuit.
Create equal opportunities for women in engineering.
Programs for Current Students
Explore exciting engineering and scientific fields.
Motivate girls to pursue STEM careers.
For Prospective Students
Orange and Blue Days
University Admissions
March 31, 2014
April 1, 2014
April 9, 2014
April 10, 2014
April 18, 2014
Engineering Visit Days
Engineering Council
February 28, 2014
March 21, 2014
April 11, 2014
April 25, 2014
Little Sisters Weekend
Thursday, April 11 - Saturday, April 13, 2014
"Little Sisters Weekend is a great opportunity for soon to be freshmen to see what the college experience at Illinois in engineering is like. I met some of my best friends at Little Sisters Weekend, including one of my roommates!"
-Amy
"Attending Little Sisters Weekend was the deciding factor for my decision to attend Illinois. I would STRONGLY urge anyone considering to sign up and attend; we'll make it worth your while!!"
-Lindsey
Engineering 101
Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20, 2014
Meet with the Dean and faculty members
Tours
Dinners
Games
Fun!
WIE Freshman Camp
Focuses on networking, team building activities, college life
Meet with faculty and department representatives
Opportunities to meet their future classmates
Two and a half day workshop for incoming freshman women engineers
Held one week before classes begin
Begin to form a supportive community
Undergraduate Research
Introduce students to university research and involve students in the College of Engineering through hands-on instruction and collaboration.
I
llinois
S
cholars
U
ndergraduate
R
esearch
Provides research opportunities to women and minority undergraduate students.
Why We Are Here...
Corporate and Alumni Connections
Mentoring
Sponsors:
Linda Mills

University of Illinois Computer Science alumna
Corporate Vice President of Operations at Northrop Grumman Corp.
Dianne Chong

University of Illinois Material Science alumna
Vice President of Materials Assembly, Factory & Support Technology at Boeing
Group mentoring program for upcoming freshman students.
Students are paired with upper classmen.
Women in Engineering
Dr. Susan Larson - Director
Angie Wolters - Assistant Director

CONTACT US!
wie@illinois.edu

Thank you!
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