Women Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin (WEatUT) is an overnight program for rising high school senior women.

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Applications for 2016 have closed. Applications for this year were accepted through the first week of May. We had double the amount of students we could accomodate apply for the program so we closed applications. You can consider attending our YOUatUT day camp to learn more about engineering at UT Austin!

At WEatUT, participants will explore how engineering benefits society and impacts the world through:

  • Engineering sessions (tours, presentations and activities) led by industry professionals, engineering faculty and graduate students
  • Interactive introductions to a variety of engineering areas and exciting career options
  • Creative engineering design and fun hands-on engineering projects

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Seventy WEatUT participants will be housed on campus. WEatUT participants will be selected based on their completed WEatUT applications. There is a non-refundable registration fee for participants. Registration fee scholarships will be available.

Event Dates

WEatUT: July 23 - 26, 2016

WEatUT applications for 2016 are closed

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Please reference the following document for participation guidelines, a sample schedule, and additional program information.

Undergraduate Majors

To view summary descriptions of the undergraduate majors offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering, please download the CSE Major Descriptions.

K-12 Resources

Explore how engineers use their imagination and analytical skills to solve problems that change the world. Parents, teachers, counselors and students can find additional information about engineering through the following resources.

Explore engineering through these resources!


Contact the Women in Engineering Program at wep@engr.utexas.edu or at 512-471-5650 for more information.

"What I liked the best about WEatUT was meeting all the students, getting the inside scoop on college life, and learning career options for engineering majors."

"What I liked the best about WEatUT was how informative it was and the accessibility to explore all types of engineering. It encouraged me to continue pursuing engineering."

"What I liked the best about WEatUT was that you learn an lot about engineering and the careers of engineers. You also have the chance to be creative and solve problems with people."

"WEatUT is a great experience as it exposes you to all aspects of engineering. You learn to solve problems as a team, get a college-like experience, and ultimately make friends as well as memories to last a lifetime."

"If I hadn't come to this I feel like I would've been at a disadvantage. It's okay not to know exactly what you want to do, but this information was extremely valuable and helpful to me!"