Women in Engineering Week
Women in Engineering Week activities are dedicated to celebrating the advancement and achievement of women in engineering and sciences at OU. Students build community, empower and support female students to persist in their chosen engineering and science fields. Our events center around five main pillars: education of gender-based issues and challenges, community service, professional development, K-12 outreach and mentorship. The week concludes with a banquet featuring a keynote speaker, words of encouragement from our corporate supports, and awards honoring outstanding students, faculty and staff.
Merchandise and Sponsorship
To make merchandise purchases for items related to Women in Engineering Week, please visit the site below to make your selection and complete your purchase.
To sponsor an event, select from one of the following levels, then complete your selection and payment at the link below:
- Diamond ($3,000)
- Pearl ($2,000)
- Ruby ($1,000)
- Emerald ($500)
Sunday - Friday, April 1-6, 2018
SUNDAY, April 1
6-8 p.m. | Rawl Engineering Practice Facility, Room 200
Co-sponsored by Michelin and ONEOK
Need an evening to catch up on studying? Come do so in a supportive environment, while enjoying food and snacks, as well as tutors on hand to assist students. Additionally, the sponsoring companies will be there to provide studying tips and giveaways.
Chaired by Out in STEM and Tau Beta Pi.
MONDAY, April 2
Dine ‘n Palette
6-8 p.m. | REPF 200
Co-sponsored by MSCI and ONE Gas
Enjoy a step-by-step painting activity with your peers to de-stress. Explore your creativity and potential hidden talents all while getting connected to the people around you.
Chaired by the Alpha Sigma Kappa, Society of Women Engineers, and Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
TUESDAY, April 3
Days for Girls Service Project
6-8 p.m. | REPF Dunham Student Leadership Center
Sponsored by Phillips 66
Days for Girls is committed to reaching “Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.” The non-profit, founded by Celeste Mergens, an electrical engineer, provides sustainable feminine hygiene kits to low resource communities through a unique hybrid of volunteerism and social enterprise. Led by a DfG leader, students will put together these kits.
Chaired by Engineers Assisting Those in Need and Sooners Without Borders.
WEDNESDAY, April 4
Celebrating Diversity Panel and Reception
6-8 p.m. | REPF 200
Sponsored by AT&T
Engage with a panel of engineers and scientists representing diverse backgrounds, industries, and levels of experience. After a moderated panel discussion, we will conclude the evening with a networking reception with the professionals.
Chaired by the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
THURSDAY, April 5
6-8 p.m. | REPF 200
Sponsored by BP
Relax with delectable treats and pamper stations, such as chair massages, manicures, DIY bath bombs, lip scrubs, face/body scrubs, and much more!
Chaired by the Association for Women in Computing and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.
Our WiE Program has determined a need to provide basic necessities for our students. Many come to us and do not have the financial means to afford everyday necessities, to include feminine products, toilet paper, shampoo/conditioner, body wash/soap, deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, etc. Additionally, non-perishable snack items are also needed for our office to have on hand, as many students come by hungry. We will place collection boxes in each School’s office during the week and appreciate any and all donations.
Sales – bit.ly/wieweek2018
Sold at all events and online. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up your shirt if ordered online.
$5 faculty/staff/student banquet tickets; $25 alumni/professional banquet tickets; $10 t-shirts
Elections – http://bit.ly/wieweek18elections
GCoE and MCEE students login to OrgSync to vote on outstanding students, faculty and staff awards for their advocacy and support for the advancement of women in engineering. Polls open Sunday, April 1 at 12:01 a.m. and close Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
Post your pics and tweets #WiEWeek18 and #OUWiE and tag us @OU_WiE
Visit www.ou.edu/coe/wie for more information
FRIDAY, April 6
Shell High School Girls Day
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | REPF 200
Sponsored by Shell
Volunteer at http://bit.ly/hsgd18volunteer
Our premier recruitment event for high school young women to spend a day on campus to explore opportunities and career paths in engineering and the sciences through hands-on sessions with current professors, and browsing fairs featuring academic advisors, schools in Gallogly and Mewbourne Colleges, student organizations, and campus resources.
Chaired by the Society of Women Engineers.
Women in Engineering and Sciences Banquet
6-9 p.m. | National Weather Center Atrium
Co-sponsored by BP and Shell
RSVP at bit.ly/wiebanquet18
Celebrate the accomplishments of our women engineers and scientists in Gallogly and Mewbourne! Hear from our phenomenal keynote speaker and petroleum engineering alumnus, Dr. Shawn Simmons, Environmental and Permitting Manager for the Gulf Coast Growth Venture for ExxonMobil Chemicals, and join us in recognizing our corporate partners, outstanding faculty, staff and students.