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flex start

Starting Fall 2020, SEAS will offer select admitted master’s degree students the ability to start their MS degree program online through our Flex-Start program. The Flex-Start program is ideal for admitted students who may be impacted by travel restrictions or visa delays. Visit our Flex-Start program page for more information.

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GW SEAS Women in Engineering, Bringing change to the world. Dr. Saniya LeBlanc works to develop technologies that address the growing demand for energy.

GW SEAS Women in Engineering, Bringing change to the world. Dr. Saniya LeBlanc works to develop technologies that address the growing demand for energy.

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This is our

Mission

 

The SEAS Center for Women in Engineering (WiE) is a landmark program serving as a model to overcome the challenges facing women faculty, staff, students, and alumni in engineering.

WiE is uniquely positioned to leverage the resources of SEAS and of the federal research institutes, national policymakers, and technology innovators in and around the nation’s capital to increase our reach and efficacy, and thus insure that women reach their fullest potential as engineers.

 

 

 

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THE STATE OF

ENGINEERING for women

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And how SEAS graduates compare with their peers who earned engineering degrees from other schools.

Only 30 percent of women who earn bachelor’s degrees in engineering are still in the field 20 years later

Women who earn bachelor’s degrees in engineering who are still in the field 20 years later
(source: SWE 9/2018)


53 percent of women who earn bachelor’s degrees from SEAS are still in the field 20 years later

SEAS women who earn bachelor’s degrees in engineering who are still in the field 20 years later
(source: SEAS)


Women engineering graduates make 82% of the salary of their male counterparts      

Salary of engineering graduates compared to their male counterparts
(source: SWE 9/2018)


SEAS engineering graduates make 90% of the salary of their male counterparts

Salary of SEAS engineering graduates compared to their male counterparts
(source: SEAS)


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deserve to be heard, so give us a listen

 

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News AND EVENTS

 

 

 

RECENT NEWS

WiE Edible Car Contest Participants

Announcing the WiE Edible Car Competition Winning Team

Check out the 3-minute video of the GW 2020 Women in Engineering Edible Car Contest, which was held on February 24.
Elizabeth Diing Manyang

GW SEAS Student Selected for Clinton Global Initiative University

We are so proud that Elizabeth Diing Manyang, a sophomore pursuing her BSc. in Systems Engineering at GW SEAS, has been selected by the CGI U for her commitment, Me4Her.

 

 

EVENTS



WiE Update Webinar Speakers

GW Women in Engineering Webinar Update - What's Happening during COVID-19

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join us for an interactive, free WiE webinar designed to stay in touch, virtually bring together our SEAS community in this time of social distancing. Use the Eventbrite link provided to register and receive the Webex link and meeting ID.
Join WiE

Visit the WiE Table at the GW SEAS Job Fair

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Come and chat with WiE during e-Week, February 28
WiE Mock Interviews

WiE Mock Interviews during EWeek - Apply Today

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Planning your next job or internship interview? Gain confidence and experience in a 20-minute mock interview with an experienced engineering professional.
Edible Car Contest teams

The WiE Edible Car Contest

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
GW Engineering Students will compete in the WiE Edible Car Competition during e-Week. Come and join in the fun! Co-sponsored by GW SWE and GW Engineering Council.
Women Engineers - We Did It!

WiE Panel: The World Beyond College: What it's Really Like to be a Female Engineer

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn from (and engage with) a star panel of female engineering professionals who will describe their experiences - challenges and opportunities - as engineers in the workforce. Q&A, and Reception/Mixer included. Featuring leaders from Mastercard, CGI and the US Department of Education.
Negotiating for raise or career advancement

WiE Workshop 5: Negotiation: Getting What You Want and When to Say No

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:45pm to 6:00pm
The fifth workshop in our career toolkit series addresses how best to negotiate - for a raise, a promotion, or any important progression in your career path.  Geared to students, faculty, alumni and staff, this one-hour workshop will give you tools to plan your negotiation, and will include a brief practice session with a partner. You will leave with salary negotiation tips and a negotiation planning guide.
Lynn Mayo, PE, CEO of RePicture Engineering

Mentoring Presentation: Lynn Mayo, PE

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
This presentation by Lynn Mayo, CEO of RePicture Engineering, will discuss mentors and how to get one.
Seeking references and writing your cover letter - Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels

WiE Workshop 4: Seeking References and Writing Cover Letters

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
The fourth workshop in our career toolkit series addresses seeking references and cover letter writing.  The tools presented in this session are in the context of many research findings addressed in the workshop on resume writing. We stress choosing the right reference for the right job and keeping your list of people to whom you turn for references in the loop as you seek internships and job.
Woman working on a resume - photo by Ree from Pexels

WiE Workshop 3: Resume Writing

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
The third one-hour workshop in our Career Toolkit series covers resume writing.  The tools presented in this session are in the context of many research studies addressing whether a woman should use her full name on her resume, what terms to use in your resume and how to craft it for each internship or job position to which you apply. 
Just do you!

WiE Workshop 2: Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Our second Career Toolkit workshop (held October 23) addressed how women engineers and computer scientists become entrepreneurs. Think about how an idea you have been ruminating about could become a reality. A video of the Entrepreneurship Workshop is available.
Woman looking for a job

WiE Workshop 1: Looking for a Job or Internship

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Our first Career Toolkit workshop (held October 16) focused on how to find a job or internship. Beyond the typical places to search, we address moving beyond “FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google” to identify a variety of places to search for the internship or job that is right for you. We also present tools you can use to measure the corporate culture as well as the activities and benefits offered so you can make a choice the fits your needs. The videotape of the workshop is available for those who weren't able to make it, along with an article highlighting tips and resources. Security clearance FAQs are also available for download.
Woman looking for a job

Career ToolKit Series

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:45pm to Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:45pm
Join us for our career toolkit series. The Center for Women in Engineering, along with W. Scott Amey Career Services Center, and the GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, is hosting a multipart interactive series dedicated to demystifying the processes faced by women engineers and computer scientists as they search for an internship or a job after graduation. 
GW Women in STEM Breakfast

4th Annual Women in STEM Breakfast

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:45am
The SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services and the GW Center for Women in Engineering invite all graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni to attend the 4th Annual Women in STEM Breakfast!
Launch of the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering

Launch of the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The launch of the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering (WiE) featured GW Provost Forrest Maltzman, SEAS Interim Dean Rumana Riffat, and SEAS Center for Women in Engineering Director Shelly Heller.

Panel and Pizza

Panel and Pizza

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
SEAS faculty, staff, students, and alumni presented the panel discussion “Do We Have a Failure to Communicate?” followed by a Q&A session.