“I have never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate” Leah Busque – founder of TaskRabbit
The Association of Women Engineers (AWE) was initiated in Fall 2017 through a collaboration with two internationally renowned student chapters solely dedicated to the aim of giving women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The student chapters are Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Women in Engineering (WIE) branch under the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
AWE was founded to fulfil three missions:
It aims to promote women in engineering by advocating the importance of diversity and by uniting resources to encourage academic, leadership, professional and personal excellence for the entire engineering community and in molding the leaders of tomorrow. Membership for SWE and IEEE-WIE is open to all (male and female) undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and technical fields.
Due to a dearth in women joining careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), there is a need to encourage more to join and help shape society. AWE promotes industry exposure and collaboration through its various initiatives such as the speaker series. It hopes to empower students with practical insight that will make them more work ready and cultivate their entrepreneurial skills.
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Salam Dhou
President: Mahira Pathan