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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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ASEE Diversity Award

The mission of the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering (WiE) is one of "Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging." WiE seeks to empower GW faculty, staff, students and alumni to become the best engineers they can be. We work to build confidence and knowledge about technology, expand leadership and tech skills, and fully leverage technology in support of academic and professional excellence. 

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 ensure that women reach their fullest potential as engineers.



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SEAS beats the national average for women pursuing engineering degrees.


National Average, undergraduate women in engineering
(source: ASEE 2020
Engineering By
The Numbers


Women in the SEAS
Undergraduate class 
of 2026
(source: SEAS)


National Average, graduate women in engineering,
(source: ASEE 2020 Engineering By The Numbers)

34% of SEAS On Campus graduate students are women

Women enrolled as SEAS On-Campus graduate students (source: SEAS Data)

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Closing the Gap Conference: Women Vets Re-Entry into Cybersecurity Careers

GW WiE and CSPRI awarded DoD grant for Women Veterans Conference

The GW Center for Women in Engineering (WiE) and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Institute (CSPRI) were awarded a grant by the Department of Defense to host a conference for women veterans. Titled Closing the Gap, the conference addresses a crucial need to fill the growing cybersecurity talent gap.
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.




Dr. Gralla SEAS Faculty Discussion Series

SEAS Faculty Discussion Series

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dr. Erica Gralla will discuss her research on Scaling Up Covid-19 Testing.


GW Usable Security and Privacy Lab Open House

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
The GWUSEC (GWU/Usable Security and Privacy) research lab is hosting an open house on Nov. 11 from 1100am-1230pm (EST). All are welcome to attend!
Picture a Scientist

PICTURE A SCIENTIST - Free documentary screening

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
WiE and the GW Society for Women Engineers are proud to host a free screening of PICTURE A SCIENTIST, the 2020 Tribeca Award-winning feature-length documentary chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.
Charting the Path to Leadership webinar

Women in Engineering: Charting the Path to Leadership

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
GW WiE and Alumni Relations are collaborating with CVP on a Speaker Series for Women in Engineering. The first event was held October 7, 2020. Download the Top Tips from the speakers here.
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.