Women in Engineering at RIT is dedicated to expanding the representation of women engineers and preparing women for leadership roles within the engineering profession.
Hundreds of women engineering students participate in our engineering career-focused programs and events each year.
As a result of these programs, KGCOE Dean Harvey Palmer notes that the engagement of college students in these outreach activities has a significant unanticipated benefit. He says, “In the College of Engineering we have seen a direct correlation between college student involvement with these outreach efforts and an increase in the retention of these women students.” 1
1 Dube, William. "Women in STEM - A Systematic Issue." Research at RIT Spring-Summer 2012: 10-14. Print. Pt. 2 of a series, Volume 5.
A series of programs and activities throughout the academic year dedicated to enhancing the educational experiences of women engineering students while providing student networking and relationship building opportunities.
Future KGCOE Women Students
Programs and events to introduce the university and its strong engineering community of dedicated women students, faculty, and staff, as well as the rich campus life that RIT has to offer.
K-12 Engineering Programs
Programs include theme-based experiences with hands-on activities to encourage, educate and inspire girls in grades 4-12 to learn about engineering as a career and how they can make a difference in society. Attendance at these programs has reached over 2,500 students. Current RIT engineering students volunteer to mentor, gain leadership experience, and role model engineering careers.