The Russ College welcomes and supports women studying engineering and technology and is committed to increasing the enrollment of women by improving access, aiding transition from high school, and supporting women through their graduation.
We offer specific programs to encourage women to pursue careers in the field and to support those who study here:
- Mentoring in coordination with OHIO’s Women’s Center
- Margaret Boyd Scholars Program
- Academic advising and advocacy
- Tutoring and study tables
- Scholarships and industry programs focusing on recruiting women
Women in the Russ College are also encouraged to participate in the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Members provide mentoring and also participate in academic, social, and service activities — including traveling to the national SWE conference, hosting local Girl Scout and Brownie troops, and other annual events.
While the Russ College offers local programs for resident students, many organizations and resources are available online for college engineering students, often including networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to help you stand out from other graduates. Some of these organizations include:
Each spring, the Russ College offers hands-on experiences in engineering and technology for middle school girls as a part of AAUW’s Tech Savvy program. At other times throughout the year, our student organizations host various events such as Girls in Aviation Day (Women in Aviation International) and STEM days (Society of Women Engineers).
In summer 2017, the Russ College collaborated with other Colleges and Departments for a Coding Camp for Girls in late May.