Academic advising on college and university requirements, and referrals to other campus programs is provided as needed. We are available as a sounding board to bounce off ideas, or to provide an attentive ear.
All women engineering students are automatically included on a computer listserve which provides a quick and easy way to disseminate information on college news and events.
WIE Welcome Retreat
New female students spend an afternoon “discovering engineering” before classes begin, talk with other female students, meet the College’s women faculty, administrators, and support staff, and have lots of fun!
“MentorNet®”, the national electronic industrial mentoring network for women in engineering and science, offers UK undergraduate students the opportunity to be paired with female or male engineers across the country. Mentors offer support and encouragement to students as they progress through their coursework, and prepare to embark on their professional careers. For more information about “MentorNet®”, visit the web site at: www.mentornet.net.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Women enrolled in engineering are strongly encouraged to join the student chapter of the National Society of Women Engineers. Members of SWE participate in a variety of activities to inform others about engineering, to recruit students to UK, to help students develop professionally, and to support their peers. Membership offers opportunities in developing friendships, networks, leadership skills, community contacts, and exposure to industry. Students receive a subscription to SWE Magazine with membership.
Residential Hall for Women in Engineering
The “WIE WING” is located on the first floor of Blanding III on South Campus. The purpose of this special community of female engineering majors is to provide them with a supportive environment that offers opportunities for formal and informal interactions with faculty members and engineering advisors. Students have an opportunity to join study groups, take classes together and participate in activities designed to enhance learning and exploration of career opportunities.
New this Fall 2001, is the “Engineer in Residence” program. Students living in Blanding III will have the opportunity to interact with an engineering graduate from the College of Engineering now employed at Lexmark in Lexington. Evening programs are offered to support and encourage engineering majors.