Rowe Center for Women

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Rowe Center for Women in Engineering

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.

The Rowe Center is located on the 6th floor of Baldwin Hall and is open to all women in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. 

Events, Student Organizations, and Volunteer Opportunities for female CEAS students

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.  

The College of Engineering & Applied Science Women’s 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.