The University of Texas at Austin

Women in Engineering Program

Mentors & Volunteers

Mentors and volunteers make a difference every day through their involvement with WEP.  Current WEP mentor and volunteer opportunities are highlighted on the WEP home page. You may share your story (tips, words of wisdom, stories of experience) at any time so that we may draw upon your experiences and share with our students throughout the year. 

WEP also depends on financial support from friends, alumni and companies to continue to serve more than 2,500 students each year.  Volunteer contributions through the Friends of Alec Annual Giving Program provide scholarships and program support for WEP participants and initiatives.

Support WEP - Learn how you can support WEP and our engineering students and student organizations through corporate partnerships, the Friends of Alec Annual Giving Program and financial contributions.

PALs - Upper-class students are invited to mentor future engineering women participating in WEP high school recruitment programs and first year women engineering majors enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin.

GLUE - Graduate students are invited to mentor second and third year engineering students interested in experiencing research and exploring the possibility of graduate school.

MentorNet - Alumni and friends are invited to mentor undergraduate and graduate women in the Cockrell School by sharing experiences and providing career and professional development advice.

K-12 STEM Outreach Training and Certificate - From effective messaging to hands-on activity ideas and managing activity rooms and booths, learn best practices from the experts! Led by the Women in Engineering Program in collaboration with the Austin Children's Museum and Central Texas Discover Engineering, the K-12 Outreach Training helps all volunteers and participants have the best experience possible.  The CSE WEP K-12 STEM Outreach Certificate Program recognizes trained students and student organizations serving as leaders in K-12 STEM Outreach.

Share Your Story

The Women in Engineering Program uses a variety of methods to share the insights and experiences of alumni and industry friends with current engineering students. Share your story with our students. What has your career path looked like? What cool, creative, innovative or unique projects or jobs have been part of your career? Share one story, a few experiences or your full, bio!

MentorNet

WEP is partnering with the e-mentoring network for diversity in engineering and science to give students an opportunity to network with great mentors from all around the country.

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Request for Engineering Volunteers

Submit a request to schedule classroom visits or engineering volunteers from the Cockrell School of Engineering (engineering students) and the Central Texas Discover Engineering volunteers (engineering professional in the local community).

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