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Halliburton Women's Welcome

Did you know that making connections can facilitate and enhance your educational and professional success?

Halliburton Women's Welcome provides you with an opportunity to get a jumpstart on forming unique connections that will facilitate your success as an engineering or science student. This program assists female freshmen and transfer students as they transition to the study of engineering and science at OU. Students spend quality time with faculty, staff, alumnae and students from various engineering and science disciplines in both the Gallogly College of Engineering and Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering. Participants will become familiar with the campus, academic resources and opportunities to stay connected throughout the collegiate journey.

This photo shows a group of Women in Engineering program participants.


Student reflections about HWW

"As a freshman, Halliburton Women's Welcome was the first time I felt at home at OU. Through HWW, I was lucky enough to meet my best friend, learn about the different opportunities and organizations available to me at OU, and start to define who I wanted to be in the engineering community. But even more valuable for me, I think, was having the opportunity to serve as a group mentor for HWW last year. I never realized what an impact I could have until this program. I love OU and I am proud of my identity as a woman in engineering."

"I credit the 2018 Halliburton Women's Welcome (HWW) for connecting me with many of the people and organizations with which I have been involved over the last three years. HWW got me out of my shell, and has continued to push me out of my shell each subsequent year by getting me more and more involved in the program. I want to continue to make HWW a constructive and informative experience for women in engineering students at OU, and hopefully share the same sense of welcome and empowerment with those following in my footsteps."

"I did not participate in HWW my freshman year. However, once school had begun, I met other women in engineering, and they talked about their experiences at HWW a lot. I wished that I had participated, as they all seemed to have gained a lot from the experience and made a lot of friends, both other incoming freshmen and older students. I now serve in the HWW program to make new students feel as at home at OU as I do." 


  • Facilitate and enhance your academic journey and success· 
  • Make friends with upperclassmen/freshmen women in your same field of study
  • Learn about the various disciplines/career opportunities in engineering/science
  • Learn about opportunities to stay connected
  • Participate in engineering activities
  • Connect with university and industry personnel
  • Become acquainted with campus before classes start
  • Get connected with OU, Gallogly College of Engineering, and Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy resources


All WOMEN who:

  • have been accepted to OU and will be starting classes in Summer or Fall 2021
  • have declared a major in the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) or Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy (MCEE)
  • are undecided majors considering majoring in a discipline offered by GCoE or MCEE


The program initiates Tuesday, August 17 and culminates around 3:00pm on Thursday, August 19. This year's program will use a hybrid model of online and in-person small group activities (mask provided), consistent with CDC guidance and University policy.


Space is limited! To make preparations for all who wish to attend, please submit your online application by Friday, July 23, 2021. Confirmation of your received registration will be sent to you via e-mail.


Thanks to the event sponsor, the registration fee is only $25 (similar programs across the country charge ~$250 for participation).