In addition, WIE is happy to help with informal mentoring, such as pairing new students with an upperclassman or connecting students with professionals.
Approximately half of our undergraduates do some type of research activity in Engineering at Illinois through a variety of programs, often beginning freshman year. Their work is vital to the College and helps answer society’s toughest questions. My research professors offer course credit or a stipend for those participating in undergraduate research. Paid summer research positions are also available!
Programs such as Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Program (ISUR) especially encourage women and minorities to apply!
The College of Engineering awards many merit-based scholarships for incoming freshman and transfer students as well as scholarships for continuing students. There is significant funding available specifically for women engineers!
Women student organizations are a great resource. They provide a supportive environment, potential study/homework partners, and female peers going through many of the same issues.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE)
Phi Sigma Rho (PSR)
Society for Women in Physics (SWIP)
Women in Aerospace (WIA)
Women in Computer Science (WCS)
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE)
Women in Mechanical Science and Engineering (Women in MechSE)
Women in Nuclear (WIN)
Morill Engineering Program (MEP)
Focuses on the concerns of minority students.
Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE)
Includes tutoring, resume workshops, and student advising.
Engineering Career Services (ECS)
Offers co-op, internship, and full-time opportunities as well as writing workshops, resume reviews, and mock interviews.
International Programs in Engineering (iPENG)
Information about study abroad, intern abroad, and volunteer abroad
Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)
Includes tutoring, review sessions, supplemental instruction and study skills workshops.
Advisors are here to assist students with courses, curricula, and career development.
Grainger Library Rooms
Reserve group study rooms at the engineering library