The Women in Materials Science and Engineering (WiMSE) student group at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) is helping undergraduate and graduate women succeed in materials science and engineering. WiMSE is a professional and social development organization dedicated to supporting female students in MSE at GT thrive by
- Creating a professional development platform for women
- Fostering a supportive network among female students
- Serving as a bridge between female students and the MSE department as well as industry and alumni
Every year, WiMSE organizes up to twenty events tailored to help women identify keys to their success, find mentors, and support each other. These events include company visits, seminars by faculty and industry professionals, various socials, and collaborations with other MSE student groups. WiMSE’s reach also goes beyond current MSE students, actively recruiting graduate students, participating in FASET orientation sessions, and MSE open house info sessions. WiMSE’s goal is to positively impact women at GT MSE and influence the future of women in materials science and engineering as a whole.
WiMSE began in July 2016 as a group of three graduate students committed to helping girls and women succeed in engineering, particularly materials science and engineering, and quickly broadened its spectrum to include both undergraduate and graduate students. WiMSE was born out of the need to interact and bond with peer women in a school where the female population is just about 30%. WiMSE’s annual networking banquet, Connect and Dine, had about 50 participants in its inaugural year. In its second year, attendance for Connect and Dine doubled.
We are a group of highly motivated graduate and undergraduate MSE majors at GT. We are always looking for new members! Connect with us here.Meet the Team.
Women in MSE is fortunate to be supported by the Georgia Tech School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities here.
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