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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

  • WiE Café
    • January 35 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the German Cultural Center (Old Chem, 7th floor)
    • Connect with fellow students, faculty and staff at the Women in Engineering Café! Free coffee and donuts will be providedWomen in Engineering, Technology, and Computing Day
  • WiE Graduate Student Event 
    • February 8 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Enrichment Center 
    • A great event for graduate students to meet and connect about shared experiences
  • WiE Faculty and Staff Forum
    • February 22 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Enrichment Center
    • A wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff to connect. Lunch will be served. 
  • WiE Converge
    • March 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nippert West Pavilion
    • A fun event for students, faculty, staff, alumnae and industry leaders to meet, network and connect. Dinner will be served. Event information will be emailed. 

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

(513) 910-6066

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Abby Harder, M.Ed.

Women in Engineering Coordinator

(513) 556-4987