Women in EECS

MIT's Undergraduate Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mission

Our mission is to build a community for women in EECS that supports, encourages, and empowers them to succeed.

Community

Goal 1: Community

To foster a supportive peer network amongst MIT's undergraduate women interested in EECS.

Empowerment

Goal 2: Empowerment

To empower women as leaders in the technology industry by giving them the resources and mentorship to grow.

Advocacy

Goal 3: Advocacy

To raise awareness about the issues women face in the field both at MIT and beyond.

Facts & Figures

In MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, women represent

39%

of undergraduates1

24%

of graduate students1

14%

of faculty members2

32%

of the department

Programs

Panels & Discussions

Panels & Discussions

These informal information sessions provide advice on topics from interviewing to finding research opportunities, and are a great way to learn about the technology sector.

Social Mixers

Social Mixers

These events bring together the community of undergraduate women in EECS over delicious food or fun bonding activies.

Faculty Dinners

Faculty Dinners

A unique opportunity to ask questions, hear stories, and make meaningful connections with female EECS faculty members.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks

Quick, engaging introductions to a wide assortment of different technical topics. Each talk is delivered by a passionate female undergraduate.

Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

Pairs underclassmen with upperclassmen by similar interests to offer an extra venue of advice and mentorship.

Skills Workshops

Skills Workshops

Workshops to build technical and professional skills, from hacking arduinos to public speaking.

Executive Board

Marla Odell

President

Ellen Shea

Treasurer

Baula Xu

Director of Community Events

Ariel Levy

Community Events

Janice Lee

Community Events

Rose Wang

Director of Professional Devlopment

Aditi Srinivasan

Professional Development

Agni Kumar

Professional Development

Stef Ren

Director of Publicity

Paula Lahera

Publicity

Su Yang

Publicity

Anuhya Vajapey

Director of Mentorship

Tenzin Ukyab

Mentorship

Resources

Institute Resources for Women

Women@MIT - Run through the office of diversity and inclusion, Women@MIT serves as a central location of information and resources for women-identified students at MIT. It functions to make students aware of the network of offices, departments, and organizations that exist to support and empower women-identified students.

Margaret Cheney Room - The Cheney Room provides a safe space for all women-identified students in the MIT community. Along with being a physical space on-campus for students to study and relax, the Cheney Room also facilitates events targeted at the female student community.

Report on status of undergraduate women at MIT - This comprehensive report was compiled by the Institute using student response data from a 2014 survey. It is part of a larger initiative to better understand and improve the undergraduate experience for women at MIT.

Other Women's Organizations On-Campus

Women's Initiative - Women’s Initiative is a student group at MIT dedicated to encouraging more high-school aged girls to pursue degrees and careers in Engineering.

Women's Technology Program - WTP is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade.

Report on status of undergraduate women at MIT - GW6 focuses on the personal and professional development of women in the EECS graduate program.

Society of Women Engineers - SWE strives to inspire younger generations of girls about engineering, encourage the notion of diversity in engineering, and determine and advocate for the needs of women engineers at MIT and the broader community.