Life Takes Engineering. Transform. Create. Be Part of the Solution!
The University of Dayton Women Engineering Program (WEP) recruits top female students into engineering majors and then ensures the highest level of retention possible through social and professional events as well as academic support systems.
- Provide support for University female engineering students.
- Establish a network with practicing engineers and University engineering faculty.
- Initiate volunteer opportunities that encourage middle school and high school girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
- Provide scholarship, research and job information.
Student Organizations Mentored by WEP
SWE, an extra-curricular, professional society. You'll meet other women from the School of Engineering — attend socials, volunteer for service events, participate in professional development opportunities.
WEP and SWE co-sponsor the following yearly events:
- Girl Scout Aerospace Badge Day
- Professional Speakers
- Regional and National Conference
- Speed Mentoring — with professionals, offered each semester
- Mentoring Program
- Click here to go to the National SWE Website >>
Phi Sigma Rho, a national, social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. Our sisterhood is made up of women engineering students who also participate in campus activities within the social Greek system. The sisters of Phi Sigma Rho volunteer for community service projects and philanthropies, including the Girl Scouts of America and the American Cancer Society. Click Here to go to the University of Dayton Phi Sigma Rho Website >>
Welcome Social — start a fun and exciting semester and learn about upcoming WEP events. New and returning female engineering students — join us and visit with your fellow women engineering students, faculty and staff.
Dinners with Women Engineers (once each semester) — Join professional women engineers for an informal dinner. A great chance to meet working engineering professionals, talk about careers in engineering — and ask questions!
Professional Speakers — Scheduled at various times throughout the semester. Come listen to topics of interest for women engineering students.
Speed Mentoring — with Professionals (offered each semester) — "Speed Networking" (modeled after speed dating). Enjoy a fun and unique way to connect with mentors in the University of Dayton Society of Women Engineers' (SWE) community in a short period of time — practice your networking skills and connect.
Attend Regional and National SWE Conference
WISE Living Learning Community (LLC) — The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) LLC, open to science and engineering majors. WISE helps you explore your technical interests through shared courses with other female students. WISE provides a platform for scientific exploration and discussion. Join and build personal and professional networks that will last a lifetime.
Girl Scout Aerospace Badge Day — Hosted by WEP and SWE, you can volunteer at the Girl Scout Badge Day and become a positive engineering role model for young girls. Fifty fourth grade girls visit campus and participate in engineering related hands-on projects.
Women in Engineering Summer Camp — University women engineering students are encouraged to apply as camp counselors for this six-day residential camp that introduces high school women to career opportunities in engineering. Participants experience the world of engineering through classroom activities, participatory experiments, visits to industries, and contacts with women engineers. Visit the Women in Engineering Summer Camp Website >>