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Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering at UT

The college is committed to outreach and retention efforts to increase the number of female engineering students. We hope that our young women will go on to become future leaders in the engineering field in both the private sector and in academia.

Women in Engineering at GraduationEric Boder Works in Lab with StudentDr. Stephanie TerMaath works with StudentsXueping Li Leads Study GroupLawrence Heilbronn Works with Student


Today, more than ever, women are discovering the exciting opportunities and unique challenges in the engineering field. At the University of Tennessee, we encourage the interest of young women in the science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) fields through outreach, pre-college programs, and mentoring and support during their college careers.

The UT Tickle College of Engineering is proud of the fact that the number of our female professors has increased to a total of 24 at present. The presence of accomplished women who serve as faculty members serves as inspiration for both students and for the junior female faculty who have recently joined the college.

View a list of our female faculty here.



Resources for Getting Started

There are several national groups and campus organizations available. In addition, this Women in STEM Resource Guide provides additional information about pursuing a STEM degree and scholarships available to women.

National Groups

Society of Women Engineers Logo

Women in Engineering Pro-active Network

Campus Programs and Organizations

The college is home to four student organizations for women including the Society of Women Engineers, Systers: Women in EECS at UTK, Women in Industrial and System Engineering, and Women in Nuclear. In addition, the Office of Diversity Program hosts Pre-College Programs for high school students.




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