Women in Engineering Program

The Women in Engineering (WIE) Program is dedicated to promoting the role of women in the field of engineering. Our focus is on the recruitment of prospective female engineering students and the retention of current undergraduate and graduate female engineering students. Our programs are designed for engineering students who identify as women. All students are welcome.

The WIE Program in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland was established in January 1995 through a grant from the Sloan Foundation.
Core Purpose
To produce engineers who value every voice and mobilize the power of community to thrive locally and globally as fearless agents of positive change.

The Women in Engineering Program is located in the Clark School's Student Affairs Suite:

1131 Martin Hall
4298 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
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Meet the Women in Engineering Staff
The WIE Staff is committed to supporting current and future students as they pursue careers in engineering.  We invite you to contact us!

WIE Student Advisory Board
The purpose of The Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board (WIESAB) is to provide feedback, insight, advice, and support to the Women in Engineering Program, and to promote community in the Clark School of Engineering. 

Women in Engineering Facts and Figures
Student success is a core value of the Women in Engineering Program. As of Fall 2021, women make up 26% of the undergraduate population and 24% of the graduate population. 31% of our first-year engineering students identify as women. Check out other relevant facts and figures!

Get Involved
The Women in Engineering Program is proud to provide programs, services, and resources to engage and foster community among our Maryland Engineering students. We look forward to your participation!

Living and Learning Communities
The Flexus and Virtus engineering living and learning programs are specialized residential programs focused on promoting community, inclusivity, and social justice through connections to faculty and specific academic units and departments within the Clark School and the field of engineering. Women in Engineering Program staff, Resident Life staff and other student services staff at the University link the curricular and residential experiences in ways that create opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of classroom material. Flexus and Virtus aim to provide the resources and structure for first- and second-year engineering students to be successful through graduation, positively impacting the retention and graduation of undergraduate students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.  

Tutoring Services
All are welcome to take advantage of free tutoring services offered through the Women in Engineering Program. During the Fall 2022 semester, tutoring takes place Sundays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM in Easton Hall and Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 PM and Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00PM virtually.  

The Sheila Rohra WIE Connect Peer Mentoring Program
The Sheila Rohra WIE Connect Peer Mentoring Program provides new engineering students the opportunity to be a part of mentoring teams during their first semester on campus. Mentoring teams meet regularly to provide support, discuss their experiences, and explore opportunities within Maryland Engineering.

Technical Workshops
In collaboration with Terrapin Works, the Women in Engineering Program is excited to offer technical workshops available for all Clark School students. Please check out our calendar for updates on upcoming workshops throughout the semester.

WIE Summer Internship Program
Each year, the Women in Engineering Program hires undergradaute engineering student interns to assist with the development and coordination of middle and high school summer programs.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers is a not-for-profit international organization with over 42,000 members worldwide. The University of Maryland SWE section promotes women's involvement in the engineering and technology industry through personal development, networking, and scholarship programs. SWE's objective is to provide a sense of community and opportunities so that its members can create a long-lasting impact.

Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to University of Maryland and Clark School scholarships, there are a variety of scholarship opportunities outside of the University.  WIE has compiled links to scholarship applications and information to assist you in your search. 

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Get Involved
The Women in Engineering Program is proud to provide programs, services, and resources to engage and foster community among students in engineering. We look forward to your participation!

Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE)
Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE) is an organization dedicated to supporting the success of graduate students in engineering through fostering a sense of community various professional and social events such as panels with faculty and industry professionals, writing groups, game nights, and peer mentoring. GWE is committed to creating an inclusive and inviting envirnoment for all graduate students in engineer. While geared towards women, GWE welcomes students of all gender identities and expressions to support the GWE purpose.

Email: umdgwe@gmail.com
Website: gwe.umd.edu 
Listserv: go.umd.edu/gwelistserv
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gwe.umd
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8966992/

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Prospective and Admitted Student Programs

The Women in Engineering Program is eager to welcome you to the Clark School community! Learn more about the programs, services, and opportunities we offer to help you excel as a Maryland Engineer!   

Information for prospective students

Information for admitted students

K-12 Outreach Programs

Outreach programs for students in 6th - 12th grade
Women in Engineering hosts opportunities for middle and high school students to be inspired and explore engineering.  The goal of these programs is to introduce students to engineering and empower them to consider it as a potential career. Outreach programs include one-time on campus events, week-long summer programs, and even virtual engagement opportunities! 

To receive our Women in Engineering outreach newsletter by email, please subscribe here!

Give to Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering is grateful to the generous individuals and corporations who enable us to provide programs and services that promote gender diversity, equity and inclusion in Maryland Engineering and beyond.  You, too, can promote gender diversity, equity and inclusion!

For more information on donating to WIE, contact:

Tamika Hodnett
Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Email: thodnett@umd.edu 
Phone: 301-405-2150  
Kristin Goodman
Major Gifts Officer, Departments of Bioengineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Women in Engineering
3234 Kim Engineering Building
Email: kristing@umd.edu 
Phone: 301-405-8642

WIE Superstars are individuals in the Maryland Engineering community who are making a difference in the lives of our students. To nominate a WIE Superstar, email us at women_in_engineering@umd.edu

WIE Superstar Spotlight - Dr. Vince Nguyen

WIE Superstar Spotlight - Dr. Natasha Andrade

WIE Superstar Spotlight - Dr. Katharina Maisel

Schedule An Appointment With Us

We invite you to schedule an individual appointment with us.  

Dr. Paige Smith, Director: Paige's Appt. Schedule

The Women in Engineering Program is grateful for support from:

WIE Sponsors