Join UT WEP for an on-campus gathering of alumni and friends around the WE17 Conference!
WE17 comes to Austin in October!

Alumni & Friends Gathering

WEP is planning an alumni and friends gathering and tour of our new Engineering Education and Research Center (and WEP's new office suite) around the conference. 

Please complete this short survey to help us figure out the best time for this event and let us know if you're coming to WE17 so we can keep you informed of our plans. The survey will remain open through July.

Cockell School and WEP at WE17

Find the Cockrell School and WEP at Booth 425 in the WE17 Career Fair. Be sure to stop by and say hi!

WE17 registrants can sign up for an EERC tour the morning of October 26th. The tour will explore the EERC's Maker Studio, student project spaces, student services and more.

Learn "how to write a book" from WEP Director Tricia Berry and 3 other panelists (Past SWE Presidents Jill Tietjen and Peggy Layne plus 825 Basics CEO Danielle Forget Shield). Panel discussion is currently scheduled for 2:30 - 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, October 26. Tricia's the author of 2 books: "You Can't Eat Your Degree - Combine Your Passions and Philosophies to Create the Story of Your Future" and "Exceeds Expectations: Take Control of Your Performance Review". 

Thursday afternoon, October 26, several Cockrell School faculty will be participating in the "Navigating An Academia Career Path Panel Discussion" as part of SWE's Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) event.

FOR Middle and High School Girls: Don't miss out on WE17's Invent It. Build It. program on Saturday, October 28th. WEP will be assisting with the programming and participating in the EXPO. Learn more and register girls to attend on the WE17 webpage.
Lots of Volunteer Opportunities Across Texas

Check out WEP's monthly Volunteer eNewsletter for upcoming volunteer opportunities on campus and across the state. 

Texas STEM Connections
Join in Texas STEM Connections as a STEM professional (volunteer/mentor) and get connected with volunteer requests and needs across the state (including upcoming UTWEP volunteer needs at our summer camp). 

If you would like to receive WEP's monthly Volunteer eNewsletter, sign up online!

Give online today

The WEP Leadership Collaborative brings together WEP and all student-led organizations, groups and committees that serve UT Austin female engineering students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Leadership Collaborative includes leadership trainings, regular collaboration meetings, community building, career exploration, mentoring and outreach initiatives. 100% of contributions this month designated to the Women in Engineering Program will support all of these WEP Leadership Collaborative Project efforts. 
  1. Society of Women Engineers (SWE) serving all undergrad women
  2. Society of Women Engineers - Graduate Committee (SWE-Grad) serving all grad women
  3. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) SeƱoritas serving all undergrad & grad Hispanic women
  4. Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWiSE) serving all black women in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Science
  5. Women in Aerospace for Leadership & Development (WIALD) serving undergrad women interested in hands-on engineering projects predominately focused on the aerospace industry
  6. Women in Biomedical Engineering (WBME) serving all undergrad & grad women in the major
  7. Chemical Engineering Women (ChEW) serving all grad women in the major and Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Women (UChEW) serving all undergrad women in the major
  8. Women in Civil Engineering (WiCE) serving all undergrad women in the major
  9. Women in Electrical & Computer Engineering (WECE) serving all undergrad & grad women in the major
  10. Women in Mechanical Engineering (WME) serving all undergrad & grad women in the major
  11. Women in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (WPGE) serving all undergrad women in the major
  12. Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Heart of Texas Student Chapter service all undergrad & grad women interested in the transportation industry
Share Your Story

We are always collecting stories and profiles. Take a few minutes and be a role model for our students and join the Million Women Mentors movement to engage girls and young women in STEM! We're working towards 20,000 mentors in Texas!
1. UT's Wayfinder System - we need lots of engineering role models in the system so when prospective and current students are questioning majors, they find YOU as a fabulous example of an engineer in action. Submit your profile online.

2. FabFems - FabFems are women from a broad range of  professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They are passionate, collaborative, and work to make the world a better place. Many girls have similar interests but aren't connected to adults who exemplify the STEM career pathway. This is where you come in. Create a FabFems profile to expand girls' career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests - just by being you.   
3. And last but not least, just send your story into WEP!  What's your engineering story? Do you have a blog or bio that shares your engineering experiences. Or do you have a photo and a story that would give our prospective and current students a glimpse into the life of an engineering role model? We don't need a book...just a paragraph or 2 would do wonders!  Please share by emailing your story to We'd love to have your story!
Women in Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin
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