For additional information please feel free to reach WIE via telephone at (217) 244-3517 or via email at wie@illinois.edu.

Angie Wolters – Director

Angie Wolters is a graduate from Engineering at Illinois, holding a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer. Angie joined Applied Pavement Technology in Urbana, Illinois, after completing her master’s degree. During her 11 years with APTech, Angie worked her way from Engineering Associate to Associate Partner. Angie also has work experience with the higher education division of Pearson Education. In the Undergraduate Programs Office, Angie serves as an academic advisor while directing efforts for Women in Engineering including the overall retention and recruitment efforts of women students.

During her time with WIE, she has been involved in a number of women-focused endeavors including developing a leadership program – WIE Lead – for women engineering students, co-authoring of a book on the accomplishments of women engineers at the University of Illinois, serving on the committee responsible for the artist selection and overall creation and placement of a statue on engineering campus celebrating women engineers, and collaborating with the International Programs in Engineering office to establish a study abroad program for Women in Business and Technology with ORT University in Montevideo, Uruguay. Angie and her husband have two children and live in Mahomet.

Brooke Newell – Program Coordinator

Brooke Newell is an academic advisor in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champign’s Grainger College of Engineering, Undergraduate Programs Office and also supports the programming efforts of Women in Engineering. In her role, Brooke also serves as an Undergraduate Programs representative to the College Executive Committee for Undergraduate Curriculum in Engineering. Brooke earned a BS in Biology and an MPH from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Previously, Brooke was the Academic Program Coordinator and Chief Academic Advisor in the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC), as well as the program coordinator for a $30M, multi-university research center (SONIC) within The Grainger College of Engineering. Brooke and her husband have two children, two dogs, and live in Champaign.


Dr. Susan Larson – Past Director

Susan Larson - professor, civil and environmental engineering; assistant dean and director, Women In Engineering Dr. Susan Larson is an assistant dean and a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She also oversees the First Year Engineering Undeclared Program in The Grainger College of Engineering. She earned undergraduate degrees in physics and German at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her MS and PhD in environmental engineering science at the California Institute of Technology before joining Illinois as a faculty member. She has received campus and national teaching awards. Within The Grainger College of Engineering, she has been recognized with the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence and the Stanley H. Pierce Award. She has also received an award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and McGraw Hill. Her research focuses on the behavior of air pollutants and has been recognized with a Presidential Young Investigator Award and an Illinois Junior Xerox Award.

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