Women in Engineering Program

Women in Engineering Program

Women in Engineering Program

Are you creative? Inspired to innovate? Ready make your mark by building exciting things? Have a love for travel? Drawn to working with other inspiring people?

Become an engineer!

Engineering is an extremely versatile career choice that provides several avenues to explore and build a fulfilling career. The University of Utah is home to a thriving community of women in engineering ready help you meet your educational and professional goals.

The Women in Engineering (WIE) program is dedicated to serving the community of women graduate and undergraduate engineering/computer science students in the College of Engineering. WIE focuses on retention, recruitment and overall climate-enhancement activities. The WIE community includes women of from all seven engineering departments at the University of Utah.

For more information about this program, please contact:

Megan Shannahan

Megan Shannahan

Interim Diversity and Retention Coordinator

Office: 1603 WEB
E-mail: megan.shannahan@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-5739


WIE Events

Tea Time with Women in STEM

Date: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Thatcher Building, Room 4429

Graduate Panel

Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: WEB 1850

Tea Time with Women in STEM

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Thatcher Building, Room 4429

Supporting Events

Negotiation

Date: Wednesday, October 5
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: SSB 380

Rooting Feminism in Inclusion

Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: SSB 380

Building Effective Networks

Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: SSB 380

Register for the Women in Engineering Program

To register for the program, please submit this form. We will contact you with information about events, mentors, professional societies, and more.


Faculty Mentors for Students

The following faculty members have volunteered to encourage, assist, and mentor women students:

Susan Bock

Susan Bock

Home Department: Bioengineering
E-mail: susan.bock@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-6521

Christine Pomeroy

Christine Pomeroy

Home Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
E-mail: christine.pomeroy@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7300

Rong-rong Chen

Rong Rong Chen

Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
E-mail: rchen@ece.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7367

Shelley Minteer

Shelley Minteer

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
E-mail: minteer@chem.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-8325

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith

Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-mail: amanda.d.smith@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6485

Erin Parker

Erin Parker

Home Department: School of Computing
E-mail: parker@cs.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-9505

Society of Women Engineers

To stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

The University of Utah’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is active and growing on campus. To become a member, visit the Society of Women Engineers online, or email: uofuswe@gmail.com.

Scholarship recipients for SWE

Mission

To support the continued success of women in the College of Engineering.

Committee Members

Mary Hall

Mary Hall

Committee Chair
Home Department: School of Computing
Office: MEB 3466
E-mail: mhall@cs.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-1039
Website: U Profile

Susan Bock

Susan Bock

Home Department: Bioengineering
Office: 739 WINTROBE
E-mail: susan.bock@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-6521
Website: Bioengineering Profile

Rebecca Brannon

Rebecca Brannon

Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Office: MEB 2134
E-mail: Rebecca.Brannon@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-6623
Website: ME Profile

Susan Bock

Cindy Furse

Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: MEB 3102
E-mail: cfurse@ece.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7234
Website: Faculty Profile

Tatjana Jevremovic

Tatjana Jevremovic

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Office: MEB 2298
E-mail: tatjana.jevremovic@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-9696
Website: Nuclear Profile

JoAnn Lighty

JoAnn Lighty

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Office: MEB 3290
E-mail: jlighty@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-5763
Website: ChE Profile

Shelley Minteer

Shelley Minteer

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Office: 1304B N-HEB
E-mail: minteer@chem.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-8325
Website: Faculty Profile

Christine Pomeroy

Christine Pomeroy

Home Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
E-mail: christine.pomeroy@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7300
Website: Faculty Profile


Work-Life Balance at the University of Utah


Women in Science & Engineering Lunch Bunch

The Women in Science & Engineering Lunch Bunch is a group of faculty, including instructors and research faculty, from the Colleges of Science, Mines, and Engineering. We meet informally for lunch every other month during the school year, with a speaker or discussion leader on topics of interest to women faculty. This is an opportunity to meet colleagues outside of your own department, for fun, camaraderie, or even possible collaboration. All new women faculty are added to the distribution list, or contact Cindy Furse at cfurse@ece.utah.edu.

Links and Affiliated Programs

GALS – Graduate and Advanced Lady Scientists – GALS is an organization for graduate and post-graduate women in STEM fields at the University of Utah.

Utah Women and Education Initiative – The mission of the Utah Women and Education Initiative is to be the catalyst for the implementation of the recommendations for the Governor’s Women’s College Task Force. It will serve as the “hub” to coordinate programs, services, networks, public relations, and efforts focused on moving more women in Utah toward attending college and obtaining degrees and certificates.

Women’s Enrollment Initiative – The University of Utah values women and what they contribute to campus and the community. The Women’s Enrollment Initiative is designed to recruit, retain, and graduate women through a network of support that provides opportunities and creates innovative partnerships that positively impact the full range of experiences for women as they pursue their educational and professional goals.

Need Help

Counseling Center

The University of Utah, Counseling Center offers services in individual, group, and couples counseling at affordable rates. In addition, they offer free workshops throughout the semester. Please visit this website to learn more.

Report an Incident

The University of Utah and the College of Engineering takes reports of discrimination and incidents of prejudice seriously. Please visit this website to complete a form or contact Megan Shannahan regarding the incident.

Thinking of Leaving

If you are struggling due to finances, academics, or other concerns, please let us know how we can help. There are multiple resources available for you through the University of Utah and the College of Engineering. Please complete this form or contact Megan Shannahan for further information.


Contact Us

Megan Shannahan

Megan Shannahan

Interim Diversity and Retention Coordinator

Office: 1603 WEB
E-mail: megan.shannahan@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 587-5739