School of Engineering and Technology

STEM Panel



Women in Engineering (WIE) is a student group which focuses on creating opportunities and encouraging women in engineering and STEM fields. We believe that a successful academic and professional career for young women can be achieved by building a strong network of faculty, mentors, advisors, peers, alums, and professionals from the industry. Therefore, the group aims to connect female students majoring in all the engineering disciplines and those with the STEM backgrounds. Having said that the group encourages diversity and promotes an inclusive environment for all individuals, regardless of their gender. While women have historically been underrepresented in engineering, it is important to recognize that diversity and inclusivity bring unique perspectives and experiences that can lead to innovation and creativity. Currently, the group has a combination of students, faculty, staff, and alums working at John Deere, Shive-Hattery, etc. The group strives to foster personal and professional growth in our students, which will encourage them to pursue engineering and continue their career in the field throughout their lives.

Upcoming Meeting

December 1, 2023
Riverfront Hall
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Past Events and Meetings

Meetings during the Fall 2022 Semester:

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm

We held our first meeting, discussed the possibilities of generating the Society of Women Engineers group, and eventually establishing a student organization.

Meetings during the Spring 2023 Semester:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm

The main objective of the meeting was to prepare and participate in the WIU Engineering Week 2023 event. Here is a picture of that event:

Women in Engineering

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 10:00 -11:00 am

Participated in the Engineering Week - faculty and alum participated as panelists and exchanged ideas, shared knowledge, and discussed the challenges that women face in engineering and stem fields. Here are some pictures from the event:

Women in Engineering - STEM Panel
Women in Engineering - STEM Panel
Women in Engineering - STEM Panel
Women in Engineering - STEM Panel

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