About Women in Engineering

There is a noticeable gap between female and male enrollments into technology courses. In fact, there is a shortage of female professionals in the whole IT industry. Because of this, we want to promote the balance between male and female populations engineering and science fields of study, since we believe that both can contribute significantly for future achievements and evolution in this field.

IEEE-UC Women in Engineering Affinity Group envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their knowledge to innovate the world of tomorrow.

The mission of IEEE-UC WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.


Meet the team

E-mail: sb.uc.wie@ieee.org



IEEE-UC WIE strives to:

Acknowledge promotions, contributions and accomplishments of women in engineering and recognize their outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations;

Organize receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking, supply latest technology and promote membership in WIE;

Advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession;

Promote and support women throughout their academic and professional career to enhance career advancement through programs and activities;

Provide assistance with the formation of new WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities;

Promote IEEE women around the world by promoting: IEEE member grade advancement for women with membership grades of Senior member and Fellow, retention of IEEE women members and the growth of women engineers attendance at IEEE sponsored meetings and conferences;

Provide knowledge, expertise and experiences exchange among women in engineering or science fields for self and career development by encouraging other successful women to be speakers and/or mentors about their careers and by planning joint networking programs, meetings and events with other women in science and engineering;

Increase enrollment and retention of girls in engineering or science courses by facilitating the development of programs and activities as well as providing useful information about women mentoring programs, scholarships, fellowships, jobs and internships and by promoting mathematics and science in high schools;

Encourage women and men working in engineering or science fields to join us and support our vision by collecting and spreading information and initiatives on the status of women in science and engineering.



Frequently Asked Questions

Is WIE only for women?
No. Men are welcomed and encouraged to join WIE.


Is WIE only for electrical and electronics engineers?
No. All members must have professions with technological approach. WIE members are a global, multidisciplinary community of engineers, scientists, Information Technology professionals, educators, students and professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering, and related disciplines.


Contact

Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores - FCTUC
Universidade de Coimbra - Pólo II
Coimbra 3030-290
Portugal
Gabinete 3A.13