Women in STEM

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering

The Galerstein Women's Center and the Department of Community Engagement co-host Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day each spring semester during National Engineers Week.

Female high school students attend the program each year to learn more about pursuing a career in engineering. The program is sponsored in cooperation with the Erik Jonnson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Texas Instruments Women's Initiative. Activities are led by student leaders.

We would like to thank the Society of Women Engineers, Academic Bridge Program, CHAMPS, ECS Honor's Society, Ladies of Vision and Excellence, National Society of Black Engineers, Omega Delta Phi, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Department of Computer Science for their continuous support!

The next Introduce a Girl to Engineering day will be on Feb 21, 2013. Students from Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School will be visiting UT Dallas for a day of engineering fun led by student leaders in ECS and various student organizations as well as the Texas Instrument Women's Initiative.

The success of the program depends on volunteers. Volunteers will:

  • Serve as role models throughout the day and during lunch roundtable discussions
  • Answer participants’ questions about engineering and UTD
  • Welcome students when they arrive at UTD
  • Escort students to group activities
  • Lead activities

You can be the one to help a young girl discover her dream job. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to submit a volunteer form. Please be sure to fill out as much of the form as possible before submitting.

MentorNet e-Mentoring Network

MentorNet, the e-mentoring network for diversity in engineering and science, focuses on matching students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with professionals from all sectors as mentors for one-on-one, email-based mentoring (e-mentoring) relationships. The program offers the opportunity to get "real world" information, encouragement, advice, and access to professional networks from professionals working in your field.

Use MentorNet to:

  • Connect with mentors who are industry professionals or faculty from across the nation
  • Investigate career paths, jobs, companies and leadership roles
  • Seek help with resumes, interview skills, leadership skills and more

Sign up is easy and free!

  • Go to www.MentorNet.net and select Join Now
  • Complete your profile
  • Choose your mentor

For questions or more information, contact Narcely Ruiz, MentorNet Campus Representative at nlruiz@utdallas.edu or 972-883-6556.

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Support and Advancement of Women in STEM at UT Dallas


The purpose of this group is for professional networking in STEM-related fields. This group will be a gated-access site, exclusively for current UT Dallas female students and alums, studying and working in STEM fields, as well as female industry STEM professionals, both locally and globally. The potential for building a solid base of contacts and fostering new business relationships encourage mentoring and sharing of information. Anyone in the group can share articles or communicate through our discussion area, moderated by the GWC.

You must be an existing member of LinkedIn to join.

Women in STEM