The WEP Leadership Collaborative brings together WEP staff and students from 13 organizations, groups and committees that serve women engineering students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collaborative includes leadership trainings, monthly collaboration meetings, community building, career exploration, mentoring and outreach initiatives.

Leadership Collaborative Student Groups

Society of Women Engineers - UT Austin Chapter

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - UT Austin Collegiate Section is a student organization that stimulates undergraduate and graduate women of all engineering majors to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life and demonstrates the value of diversity.

The mission of SWE UT is to strengthen and empower women engineering students by:

  • Providing education about the challenges facing female engineers
  • Creating a sense of identity and community
  • Providing resources for women engineers
  • Enhancing leadership and professional skills

SWE envisions an organization where all members feel a sense of belonging and of purpose. The university experience should not be confined to the classroom. SWE UT exists to help engineering students acquire the leadership and professional skills necessary in today's world — together, in a challenging yet inclusive environment.

Contact: For more information about SWE UT, visit the SWE UT website, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 512-471-3657 or join the SWE UT Facebook Group.

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with SWE and support SWE events. View the SWE Corporate Packet for more information.

Society of Women Engineers - Graduate Council

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - UT Austin Collegiate Section - Graduate Committee is a committee of graduate students within SWE that fosters a support network for graduate women students in engineering and computer science.

Goals:

  1. Foster a support network for graduate women women in engineering and computer science
  2. Provide personal, professional, and leadership development opportunities for graduate women in engineering and computer science
  3. Serve as mentors to undergraduate SWE members, especially in education about graduate school, fellowships, and research experiences
  4. Promote graduate involvement in SWE at the Society level by staying current with the Graduate Focus Interest Group and the Women in Academia Committee
  5. Maintain a symbiotic relationship with the WEP Faculty Committee at UT.

Contact: For more information about the SWE Graduate Committee, visit the SWE Graduate Committee Website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with SWE and support SWE events. View the SWE Corporate Packet for more information.

Black Women in Science and Engineering

The Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWiSE) student group is designed to create a community and support network of black women across the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Science at UT Austin.

Contact: For more information about BWiSE, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate Support: For information on corporate support, please contact Tricia Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Señioritas

The Society of Hispanic Profesional Engineers (SHPE) Señoritas Program is exclusive to all the women members in SHPE designed to create a community of women members of SHPE. SHPE Señoritas hosts social events, networking events with female engineering role models from SHPE Austin, and other community-building and professional development events throughout the year.

Contact: For more information about SHPE Señoritas, visit the SHPE website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate Support: For information on corporate support, please contact Tricia Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development

Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development (WIALD) is a student organization that provides project-based leadership and development opportunities for undergraduate aerospace engineering women. Previous projects have included launching a high altitude balloon to over 100,000 feet, flying on NASA’s “Vomit Comet" and modifying a drone to carry an autonomous glider.

Calendar: WIALD hosts regular meetings each week throughout the fall and spring semesters to work on the current project, as well as various social events throughout the year. WIALD also is involved in outreach, including events like Explore UT and Girl Day at UT Austin.

Contact: For more information about WIALD, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the WIALD Website or join the WIALD Facebook Group.

Corporate Support: For information on corporate support, please contact Tricia Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women in Biomedical Engineering

Women in Biomedical Engineering (WBME) is a student organization that fosters community among women in biomedical engineering at UT Austin through facilitating friendships among members, forging strong relationships with faculty, building professional connections and providing leadership and service opportunities.

Goals:

  • Connect women in BME including undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty members and alumni
  • Help women in BME meet and develop relationships with their peers
  • Promote an academic and professional support network
  • Advance professional skills and experiences for women in BME

Contact: For more information about WBME, visit the WBME website, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join the WBME Facebook Group.

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with WBME and support WBME events. Check out the WBME Corporate Packet for more information.

Chemical Engineering Women

Chemical Engineering Women (ChEW) is a graduate student group that fosters community among graduate women in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at UT Austin through social events, faculty seminars and other community-building activities.

Corporate Support: Check out the UChEW Corporate Packet for opportunties. For information on corporate support, please contact Tricia Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Women

Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Women (UChEW) is a student organization dedicated to creating a community between the women in the department by providing social, professional and academic connections for undergraduate women.

Contact: For more information about UChEW, join the UChEW Facebook group or visit our website. For general questions or to be added to the mailing list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate Support: Check out the UChEW Corporate Packet for opportunties. For information on corporate support, please contact Tricia Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Women in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (WCAE) at The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to creating a professional network for women students in civil engineering, building an inclusive social community for undergraduate women in civil engineering, and supporting civil, architectural and environmental engineering women with peer mentorship throughout their studies.

Calendar: For information on upcoming WCAE events, visit the WCAE Calendar.

Contact: Learn more on the WCAE Website. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow WCAE on Facebook, or follow WCAE on Instagram.

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with WCAE and support WCAE events. Check out the WCAE Corporate Packet for more information.

Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) is a student organization that fosters a community of undergraduate and graduate engineering women within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) through social, academic and professional opportunities.

Goals:

  • Connect women in ECE, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members and alumni
  • Help women in ECE meet and develop relationships with their peers
  • Promote an academic support network
  • Advance professional skills and experiences for women in ECE

Calendar: Past WECE activities have included the Dinner with ECE Faculty, Game Social, Lunch and Learns and Registration Tips Workshop. To become a member of WECE, attend one of the organization's meetings or events. For information on upcoming WECE events, visit the WECE Calendar.

Contact: For more information about WECE, visit the WECE website or join the WECE Facebook Group. To be added to the mailing list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with WECE and support WECE events. View the WECE Corporate Packet for more information.

Women in Mechanical Engineering

Women in Mechanical Engineering (WME) is a student organization dedicated to helping undergraduate, graduate and faculty women within the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering expand their networks, develop their professional and academic skills and ultimately become the next-generation of women leaders in STEM.

Calendar: Recent WME activities have included Coffee Hours, Lunch and Learns, Explore Austin Socials, Finals Care Packages, Resume Reviews, Course Schedule Planning Workshops and much more. WME conducts general meetings every other week and hosts multiple social, networking, and service events each month. To become a member of WME, attend any of the organization's events. For information on upcoming WME events, visit the WME Calendar.

Contact: For more information about WME or to be added to the mailing list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with WME and support WME events. Check out the WME Corporate Packet for more information.

Women in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

Women in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (WPGE) is a student organization that provides a platform for undergraduate women in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering to socialize and network amongst each other, to help encourage the growth of the women in PGE community, and to learn about the roles women play in the energy industry.

Calendar: Past WPGE activities have included the Ice Cream Social and the Ready Registration Workshop. To become a member of WPGE, attend one of the organization's events. For information on upcoming WPGE events, visit the WPGE Calendar.

Contact: For more information about WPGE, visit utwpge.wixsite.com/home, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join the WPGE Facebook Group.

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with WPGE and support WPGE events. Check out the WPGE Corporate Packet more information.

Women in Transportation Seminar - Heart of Texas Chapter

Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) - Heart of Texas Student Chapter is a student organization that promotes the advancement of undegraduate and graduate women in the transportation industry by connecting students with local professionals to build networking skills, foster professional development, learn about scholarship opportunities and refine leadership skills. WTS is an international organization with the Heart of Texas Chapter in Central Texas. The student chapter is part of the Heart of Texas Chapter. 

Calendar: Past WTS Heart of Texas Student Chapter activities have included the Professional Networking Panel and Preparing for the Job Market Workshop. For information on upcoming WTS Heart of Texas events, visit the WTS Heart of Texas Calendar.

Membership: Membership dues are $10 for 12 months (one year), and membership applications are accepted year round.

Contact: For more information about WTS - Heart of Texas Student Chapter, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join the WTS - Heart of Texas Student Chapter Facebook Group. For more information on the WTS Heart of Texas Chapter, visit the WTS Heart of Texas Chapter website.

Corporate Support: For information on corporate support, please contact Tricia Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Association for Women in Science at UT Austin

The Association for Women in Science at UT Austin (AWIS) at UT is committed to locally supporting and advocating for the full engagement of women in the sciences. We strive to connect local members with women in STEM careers in Austin, be those in academia or industry, with a focus on career development and community building.

Our goals are to:

  1. Increase exposure to the wide variety of career options in STEM
  2. Bring to light issues important to women in STEM
  3. Build a broad cross-disciplinary network of people in STEM at UT Austin, and 
  4. Promote the participation of young women in STEM.

Contact: For more information about the AWIS at UT, visit the AWIS at UT website or email. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @awisatut.

Corporate Support: Companies are invited to partner with AWIS and support AWIS events. Please see the AWIS Corporate Packet for more information.

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