Women in Engineering
The SJSU Women in Engineering (WIE) program provides information, educational events, and resources to give an accurate understanding of the impact engineers can make on the challenges facing humanity, so that girls and women who want to be involved in solving these challenges have increased opportunities to apply to and graduate from the engineering programs available at SJSU as well as other universities.
Our specific objectives are:
- Provide an accurate source of information for girls to understand what engineering is about
- Increase the percentage of women students enrolled in our BS level degree programs above the national average
- Continue retention of enrolled women students
- Provide mentoring and leadership opportunities so women students develop the knowledge and skills for high level positions in their careers
You may have heard this myth:
You have to love working on things like engines, welding, or math and science in order to be an engineer.
But the fact is:
If you want to make an impact on society, like design new membrane materials to purify water and solve the global water crisis, or develop an implantable drug delivery device, or write code and/or design the mechanics and electronics of a robot that can operate in space, or come up with recycling and treatment solutions for a municipal water system, or design a biocompatible artificial hip, or work on many more of the interesting challenges facing humanity, then you should consider engineering as a career.
SJSU Student Section of the Society of Woman Engineers
- Fall 2012 New Student Welcome Reception – Meet female peers, faculty from each Engineering Program and find out about support resources. Lunch and raffle provided. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from noon – 1:30 pm in ENG 285/287. Sign up now!
- WOW! That’s Engineering. February 2013, check back for exact Saturday. This one-day workshop brings together high school girls, SJSU women engineering students and Silicon Valley professional engineering women to explore engineering through hands-on projects.