Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering at Western University is a student group working to empower and encourage current and perspective female students in the field of engineering. We provide support and opportunities to increase women in engineering enrollment and retention. Our mission is to provide academic and social guidance to current female engineering students, and opportunities to network and build relationships with one another. WIE was created in 1989 to increase the female representation in Western's engineering program. Since then, female enrollment in Engineering at Western has increased from 9% to 22% (last year). WIE has initiated activities and events to encourage female engineering students to get to know each other, to help orient new female students to university life, to encourage female high school students to enter engineering, and to provide a support network for career development.