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Women in Engineering (WIE) Programs and Events

Women in Engineering offers programs, events, and support for students considering engineering at the University of Cincinnati and current students here at UC. From professional to social events, we're here to empower women in engineering and applied science—WIE Support. WIE Succeed. WIE Empower. 

Programs are designed for women and girls but open to students of any gender identity.


Upcoming Events for Future Students

  • Women in STEM with the Lindner College of Business 
    • October 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Main Campus 
    • Opportunity for high school women interested in STEM and/or business to learn about women’s initiatives in these departments, as well as UC as a whole. Register today!
  • Women in Engineering, Technology, and Computing Day 
    • November 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Main Campus 
    • Opportunity for prospective women high school students to learn about engineering at UC, including a college tour, discussions with students, professors and industry leaders. Registration is open!

WIE Mentorship Program

The Five Star Mentorship Program provides a mentoring structure to assist first-year women engineering students to identify career paths, foster professional growth, and increase collaboration and networking opportunities.

The mentor and mentee will participate in three Women in Engineering Professional Development events hosted by our office in November, January, and March, and three personal meetings of their choosing, scheduled along with the mentee. Participants will also attend the WIE Kick Off Event and the Mentorship Program Closing Reception.  

  • WIE Mentorship Program Kick Off Event
    • November 9, 2022, Tangeman University Center, 6:00–8:00 p.m. 
  • Three Career Related Events 
    • November, January, March, Main Campus (dates TBD) 
  • Three Personal Meetings (optional)
    • December, February, April (suggested) 
  • Mentorship Program Networking Reception 
    • April 2023 (date TBD) 

Groups & Organizations

The Rowe Women's Center

The Rowe Women’s Center, funded by the Brian H. and Jill P. Rowe Foundation, provides a focal point for women engineering students to access support and resources for success in class, on co-op assignments, and in their future careers.  Room 658 in Baldwin Hall, is a designated space for students to meet. The center coordinates with existing programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement, the University, and the broader community to support students through:

  • Tutoring and mentoring activities
  • Service opportunities, such as outreach to elementary, middle, and high school girls to encourage and inform them about careers in engineering.
  • Networking with other campus women’s groups, local business groups, and national programs
  • Financial support to send several women from the CEAS student body to national professional engineering conferences.

Women in Engineering Staff

To stay connected, contact Paula Lampley for more information.

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Paula Lampley

Women in Engineering Program Director

610F Old Chem

(513) 910-6066

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Abby Harder, M.Ed.

Women in Engineering Coordinator

(513) 556-4987