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.

The Women in Engineering Program in the 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 as global citizens and fearless agents of positive change.

Virtual Walk-In Hours

We are still here to support you, although we are working remotely! We hope you will join us during our virtual walk-in hours to share your stories, ask questions, and express ideas.  

WIE Virtual Walk-In Hours
Mondays - Fridays
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Room Link: go.umd.edu/ENGWIE


Schedule An Appointment With Us

We invite you to schedule an individual appointment with us.  

Dr. Paige Smith, Director: Paige's Appt. Schedule
Dr. Elizabeth Kurban, Assistant Director - Retention: Elizabeth's Appt. Schedule
Ms. Becky Kenemuth, Assistant Director - Outreach & Recruitment: Becky's Appt. Schedule
Ms. Sama Sabihi, Program Coordinator: Sama's Appt. Schedule

The Women in Engineering Program Office is located:

1131 Martin Hall
College Park, MD 20742
contact us

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 among all women in the School of Engineering. 

Women in Engineering Facts and Figures
Student success is a core value of the Women in Engineering Program. The Clark School is proud that women make up 27% of the undergraduate population. 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 women students in engineering. We look forward to your participation!

Living and Learning Communities
The Flexus and Virtus Living and Learning Programs are specialized residential programs with connections to faculty and specific academic units/departments within the University’s Division of Academic Affairs.  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.

Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentoring Program provides women in engineering and transfer students the opportunity to be a part of mentoring teams during the fall semester. Mentoring teams meet regularly to provide support, discuss their experiences, and explore opportunities within engineering at UMD.

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

Mini-Grants for Student Organizations
Thanks to the generous support of corporations and individuals, The Women in Engineering Program in the A. James Clark School of Engineering is excited to award mini-grants to student organizations that are seeking funding to host an event that aligns with the goals and mission to support and empower women in engineering.

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. 

Seeking additional campus resources? Check out the Undergraduate Student Resource Guide! 

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

Graduate Womxn in Engineering (GWE)
Gradutae Womxn in Engneering (GWE) is an organization on campus, dedicated to promoting and fostering the success of graduate student womxn in engineering through various professional and social events such as panesl with faculty and industry professionals, writing groups, game nights, and peer mentoring. Connect with GWE to learn how you can get involved!

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

Seeking additional campus resources? Check out the Graduate Student Resource Navigator!

Information for Prospective Students
The Women in Engineering Program is eager to welcome you to the Clark School community! While applying to college is exciting, it can also be overwhelming.  The Women in Engineering Program is here to help! 

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 girls 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! 

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 women in the Clark School and beyond.  You, too, can promote gender equity!  


The Women in Engineering Program is grateful for support from: 


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