IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

Women’s Engineering Network

The purpose of the Women’s Engineering Network is to help female students build their network within the School of Engineering and Technology in addition to relevant professional fields. We strive to empower individuals toward academic, personal and professional success. The student led program consists of peer mentoring that connects freshmen and sophomore students with upperclassmen peer mentors to meet with on a biweekly basis. Additionally, the program hosts monthly social events to expand the participants’ network and professional development events that provide opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with professionals in the field. These monthly events are open to all female students in the school.

Examples of past professional development events include:

  • Career Fair Preparation: learn tips and tricks to stand out in September’s Career Fairs
  • Funded Research Event: hear from current students, professors, and programs about their research experiences and apply for your own opportunities.
  • Speed Networking with Professional Engineers
  • Make Your Resume Shine: improve your resume and connect with representatives with multiple engineering and technology student organizations.

Engineering and Technology Women's Networking Event

Posted by Engineering and Technology IUPUI on Thursday, February 18, 2016

IUPUI’s Top 100 students includes five female engineering and technology students
Each year IUPUI has a very competitive process to identify the Top 100 students (Juniors and Seniors).  This year’s Top 100 included the following Engineering and Technology female students:

Madeline Dement – Mechanical Engineering

Jasmine Herbert – Computer Information Technology

Amber Kriech – Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Lisa Leming – Organizational Leadership & Supervision

Lillie Wolter – Biomedical Engineering

Announcing a new Advisory Council to promote recruitment and retention of female students - WETAC
Click here to learn more!

Women’s Mentoring Program
Women are underrepresented in engineering and technology both in the classroom and in the workplace. There are many complex reasons for this but, we know that there are many great career opportunities and demand for women in engineering and technology careers.  The Women’s mentoring program has been developed by female students in the school of engineering. The purpose of the program is to help female students build their network in both the School and IUPUI and empower indviduals toward academic, personal and professional success.

Application for First and Second Year Female students

If you are interested in being a peer mentor and are a current School of Engineering and Technology female student, please use this application.

Please fill out the form and submit to Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at

Please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to fill out virtual form.

Samantha Stone

Horsin’ Around In The Sand

Samantha Stone, IUPUI Grad, served as a co-driver and riding mechanic in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race

How A Toyota Engineer’s Love For Horses Powers The Goal Of Always Making Better Vehicles...Read full story at

Suri Aveja

Meet Suri: Is She NEXT?

Meet Suri Aveja, IUPUI Interior Design Technology Alum!

"Suri is hard working, determined, gracious, and grateful. She is a talented artist and painter. She graduated last May from IUPUI with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Technology. Today, Suri works full-time as an Interior Designer for MD Architects in Fishers." Read full story at

Verizon Campaign For Girls In STEM Goes Viral

NBC News (6/26) reports on its website that Verizon has launched a campaign called “Inspire Her Mind” that is designed to make the case for women in STEM, and a commercial from the campaign has “gone viral.” The video shows how a girl’s interest in science gets overlooked by her parents and ends with a message from “Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code: ‘Isn’t it time we told her she’s pretty brilliant, too?.’” The video points out that “66 percent of fourth grade girls say they like science and math, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female.”

Amanda Lund

Amanda Lund, Intern for Andretti Autosport and Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI motorsports student, poses with 2014 Indy 500 Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay


Motorsports Engineering Graduate talks about being a member of Andretti Autosport

Girls Outperform Boys on First NAEP Technology, Engineering Test

Lainey Hooker

Lainey Hooker Q&A Session
Woman in Engineering— Mechanical Engineering graduate.

Male Engineering Student Perfectly Explains Why Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

Jasmine Herbert

Jasmine Herbert Q&A Session
Woman in Engineering— Computer and Information Technology major.

Katie Wight

Biomedical engineering student aims to make a difference
The biomedical engineering student is working in a co-op program for a major Indiana biomedical company.

Maria Dole

Maria Dole Q&A Session
Woman in Engineering— Mechanical Engineering major.

Katie Wight

Katie Wight Q&A Session
Woman in Engineering— Biomedical Engineering major.


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