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Women in Engineering

The Women in Engineering Program (WiE) at The Ohio State University was established in 1979 to increase the participation of women within the engineering profession. The program concentrates on recruiting, retaining and advising women, as well as establishing close relationships with industry. The Women in Engineering Program offers many special services designed for both prospective and enrolled women engineering students.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

The Ohio State Women in Engineering Program also offers a variety of events and camps for students of all ages.

WiE Connect

is a mentoring program organized by Women in Engineering. Through WiE Connect, students can meet new people, network, participate in activities and enojy the company of other women in engineering.

For Incoming Freshmen:

WiE Connect is an opportunity to help incoming first-year women engineering students with their transition into college.

For Returning Students:

WiE Connect is also a great way for returning students to network, build their resume and get tips for future success.

For Professionals:

WiE Connect provides the opportunity to give back and help support college students by offering advice, guidance and insight into the working world. If you are: an engineer working in the Central Ohio area; are available to communicate with groups of students via email, Facebook, etc.; and are open to meeting group members for activities such as coffee chats, dinners, and other get-togethers, then WiE would love for you to join WiE Connect.


The Women in Engineering Learning Community Early Arrival Program (WiE LEAP) is designed to assist students with their transition to the study of engineering and the Ohio State University atmosphere. Students will move into Houck House, the home of the WiE Learning Community, four days early and spend time with faculty, alumnae and students from various engineering disciplines. Through these interactions, participants will get a jump start on forming connections that will ensure their success as engineering students. WiE LEAP participants will be required to take a one credit seminar class, ENG 1195, which is taught by the WiE Program Coordinator. WiE LEAP 2014 is sponsored by ArcelorMittal.