Women In Engineering affinity group (upRM)
The IEEE-Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promote women engineers and scientists. WIE- UPRM was founded in September 2005 by an interdisciplinary group of students that wanted to get more women interested in studying engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM). Our goal is to encourage the growth of women pursuing degrees in engineering fields where they are strongly underrepresented. As a student organization, we support students who have already chosen an engineering career to continue on their path by offering workshops and orientations, which will help them grow academically and professionally. We also try to promote careers in engineering for high school level students by offering outreach activities such as the STAR Program and the Engineering Workshop, which aim to teach them the benefits of pursuing a career in engineering.
Our mission is clear: to increase the enrollment of women in engineering at the UPRM and support our members by providing technical and professional development to prepare them for a competitive work field. These two aspects are the essence behind our every workshop, activity, and seminar.
To inspire and empower women engineers and scientists that will be productive in their work environment and society, focusing on technical development, professional networking, and active engagement in their community. It is our goal to develop elite women that strive to be the best at what they do, providing a unique vision that not only contributes to the advance of technology, but provides diversity in the work field.
DIRECTIVE BOARD 2015 - 2016
“Growth. Development. Success.”