Women in Engineering
The OU College of Engineering is proud to offer support services focusing on the advancement and achievement of women in engineering. We hope to increase the participation of women within the engineering profession through outreach to middle and high school students, as well as providing support and leadership programs for our current students to excel academically, socially and professionally.
According to recent statistics provided by the Society of Women Engineers, women make up only 20% of engineering undergraduates, while they outnumber men overall in higher education. As of Fall 2013, 22% of the students in the OU College of Engineering are female. We hope to continue our progress as we recruit, retain and mentor women in engineering, as well as establishing close relationships with industry. We want young women to know about this exciting profession and how they can make a difference in the nation and world!
Programs and Organization
BP DEVAS Summer Camp
BP DEVAS Summer Camp is a week-long residential program in June for young women entering 9th-12th grade the following fall semester. Young women who apply should exhibit an interest in engineering, mathematics, science, and/or technology, a curiosity of how things work, or want to help solve big problems in the world.
Halliburton Women's Welcome
Halliburton Women's Welcome is a two-day program the week prior to classes beginning in fall designed to assist incoming female freshman and transfer students in their transition to the study of engineering and the OU campus. Participants will get a jump start on forming unique connections that will ensure their success as engineering students.
Society of Women Engineers, OU Chapter
The OU Society of Women Engineers chapter is dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and employment of women in engineering. SWE provides an active social network for women in the engineering field at OU, while simultaneously gaining technical enrichment. Members include majors in every engineering field, from freshmen to graduate students, and from varying ethnic and social backgrounds.
Williams Engineering GLAMS Day
The Engineering GLAMS (Girls Learning and Applying Math and Science) Day program is a one-day event in October for girls entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade each fall. The program gives girls the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on projects with current students.
- OU Society of Women Engineers - for OU SWE Chapter
- Engineer Girl – for middle school girls
- Engineer Your Life – for high school girls
- Society of Women Engineers – for collegians and professionals
- SWE Aspire – K-12 Outreach
- SWE Scholarships – scholarships for sophomores through graduate students; online application process opens in December.