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.
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
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 http://toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+engineer+baja+1000+co-pilot+2014.htm
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 http://www.womensfund.org/blog-and-news/2014/october/meet-suri-is-she-next
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, Intern for Andretti Autosport and Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI motorsports student, poses with 2014 Indy 500 Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay