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Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP 2.0)

The Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP), sponsored by Knowles Corporation, Motorola Solutions, and the National Science Foundation, is a free, 1-week, non-residential program that offers college students, enrolled at two-year institutions, an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about engineering through hands-on projects and corporate partner visits. Participants will also have an opportunity to work with world-renowned professors, meet COE students, make new friends, and earn a stipend upon successful completion of the program!

This program is for students that simply want to learn more about the world of engineering and learn exciting skills along the way! We are 100% beginner friendly and we welcome ALL students. Please reach out to Sabrina Jones ( if you have any questions or concerns! 

Deadline for the WIESP 2024 2.0 application has been EXTENDED to June 1st, 2024

This was an amazing program overall! Learning about ECE hands-on was a wonderful experience. I feel confident that I can apply all of what we learned in my future courses…I’m very grateful to have been selected to participate in WIESP.

- WIESP 2.0 Participant

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WIESP 2024

We encourage students who have an affinity for math and/or science to apply! You must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • Current student at City Colleges of Chicago or community college in the Chicagoland area (UIC Engineering admits are not eligible)
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Technical GPA 3.0+ (grades in Math, Science & Engineering)
  • STEM Organization Involvement (optional)
  • Program Application and Transcripts Submission
  • Zoom Interview (This is a pressure-free chat with Sabrina Jones to get to know you better 🙂 and share info on our program!)

Program Content & Dates

WIESP 2.0 focuses on introducing students to the exciting world of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)! Students will be guided to design and build circuits using computer programming software, a versatile micro-controller, and a variety of electrical hardware and sensors. Students will also learn computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a design of their very own! Please note that prior experience is NOT required.

July 27, 2024 – August 3, 2024 from 10AM-3:30PM, this includes a WIESP 2024 Orientation Session for students on Saturday, July 27th from 10am-12pm.



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 Program Application is due on May 1st, 2024