Rowe Center for Women
The Rowe Center 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. The Center coordinates with existing programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), the University, and the broader community to support students through:
- Tutoring and working in peer study groups to enhance study skills.
- Mentoring by upper class students.
- 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 for women in scientific and technical fields.
- A lounge where students can study, relax, eat, be inspired, and spend time being around and supporting other women in CEAS.
- Financial support to send several women from the CEAS student body to national professional engineering conferences.
Events & Opportunities
The Women in STEM Welcome Event, hosted by the Rowe Center for Women,is held each year during the first week of fall classes. All incoming female freshman in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields are invited to the event where they meet other UC females in STEM fields, connect with student organization leaders and meet female faculty and upperclassmen in their field. Participants are invited to join UC's chapter of Society of Women Engineers!
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has an active chapter at UC that is involved with all of the events hosted by the Rowe Center along with other female orientated events held throughout the year for STEM students. SWE members attend these events and act as guest speakers, mentors, volunteers, and role models for female engineering students and high-school students aspiring to obtain an engineering education. SWE also hosts monthly social events, outreach programs each semester, and participates in academic conferences while also providing its members with opportunities for mentoring, volunteering, and networking with community members and businesses.
Evening with Industry is hosted by the Rowe Center for Women and is an opportunity for current female CEAS students to meet with industry representatives before the annual CEAS Career Fair. The event allows female students to network with industry professionals, learn about different opportunities in their field of interest, review their resumes, and ask questions to prepare themselves for the career fair.
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) is an organization that engages female students in activities with faculty and peers to promote their success in the science and engineering professions.
UC's undergraduate women are discovering pathways to careers in science and research through the WISE Research Experience for Women Undergraduates Program, a summer research program where female students in STEM fields are paired with faculty members to work 12 weeks conducting research in their field of interest.
Women in Engineering & Applied Science Summer Camp is held annually each summer. The week-long camp introduces female high school students to all areas of engineering and engineering technology available at UC through interactive lectures, design competitions, hands-on activities, and presentations from faculty members, student groups, current CEAS students, and local engineering professionals.
Other Ways to Get Involved
- Simply come in to 653 Baldwin Hall (next to main entrance) and be part of the Center. Relax, study, talk. Find out about university and college support programs. Share your challenges, frustrations, dreams and successes as a woman in engineering. Help decide what programs and activities are needed.
- Participate in Summer Outreach Programs, encouraging jr.high and high school girls to consider careers in engineering.
- Visit your high school, junior high or elementary school with Center staff to spread the word.
- Be a Big Sis to a younger woman student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science.
- Attend workshops and other programs provided through the Rowe Center(a variety of academic, professional development and social events are planned)
- Tell us about women engineers and computer scientists you've met on co-op. Encourage them to share their experience by presentation or mentoring
- To high school and junior high girls
- To female UC College of Engineering & Applied Science students
- Ask to be paired with a female engineer or computer science mentor.
- Join us for sports activities like intramural teams and golf outings. Have fun with other women of the College of Engineering.
- Get involved with other women's organizations throughout the university. Information is available at the Rowe Center.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us during office hours (Check door of 653 Baldwin for hours this semester). Other times by appointment