Signature Activities

WIE Orientation

WIE Freshman Orientation is a two day orientation for incoming women undergraduates in the College of Engineering. Approximately 2/3 of the female freshman class attends. At the orientation, the freshmen women get acquainted with one another and begin to form a supportive community. Workshops during the program help the students adjust to college and gain confidence in their engineering abilities.

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Girls at Orientation      Girls with arms around each other at Orientation

Girls on Bench at Camp      Girls Standing in Grainger

WIE Lead

The Women in Engineering leadership program, WIE Lead, was launched in Fall 2015 and provides current students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in an environment that recognizes the strengths unique to women leaders.  Each month will focus on a particular leadership attribute and the corresponding workshop will help students explore leadership in a different, more effective, way. From alumnae stories to hands-on experience, WIE Lead will give students the tools they need to succeed!

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Mentoring Class

Mentoring classes give students opportunities to build community, receive guidance, and have access to resources. Dean Larson and Angie Wolters teach “First-Year Women Engineers” to provide leadership and professional skill development for first-year women engineering students. The class also focuses on academic success strategies and utilizing University of Illinois resources to enhance your first-year experience

  • ENG 198: Special Topics (CRN: 62652 or 63470)
  • One hour
  • Monday 2:00-2:50 PM 143 Loomis Laboratory or Wednesday 3:00-3:50 PM 145 Altgeld Hall

Make the Transition

Are you transferring from another school or applying to the College of Engineering from the Division of General Studies? WIE would love to welcome you to our community and make an easy transition for you! There will be a transfer lunch held once a semester to introduce you to all WIE has to offer!


Dean Larson, Angie Wolters, and Brooke Newell are available for 1:1 advising M-F from 9am-5pm. From selecting classes to career planning to handling stress, WIE is here to offer support. Please email to schedule an appointment or stop by 210A Engineering Hall!