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:

Amanda May

Amanda May

Diversity and Retention Coordinator

Office: 1603 WEB
E-mail: amanda.may@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-8954


Women in Engineering Events


Pre-College Students

Visit our summer camps and programs page for information on our high school girls engineering camp/program.


Current Students

Women in Engineering Social and Midterm Check in

Date: November 12th
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Place: Catmull Gallery WEB

Midterm Seminar by Dr. Brittany Coats and Dr. Shelley Minteer at 4:15pm

Midterm grades are in!

Please join us for the Women in Engineering Social and Midterm Check in. During this event Dr. Shelley Minteer will discuss strategies for students after receiving midterm grades. Additionally, Dr. Brittany Coats will be discussing strategies of time management to assist in your success for the remainder of the semester.

This is a great opportunity to meet women engineering faculty and fellow female engineering students in the College, while enjoying some delicious light snacks.




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

JoAnn Lighty

JoAnn Lighty

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
E-mail: jlighty@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-5763

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

Meredith Metzger

Meredith Metzger

Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-mail: m.metzger@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-5032

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

Cindy Furse

Cindy Furse

Committee Chair

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

Mary Hall

Mary Hall

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

Tatjana Jevremovic

Tatjana Jevremovic

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

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