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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!

WIESP 2023 2.0 Application NOW OPEN! 

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 2022.

- WIESP 2.0 Participant

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WIESP 2023

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
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Technical GPA 3.0+ (grades in Math, Science & Engineering)
  • STEM Organization Involvement
  • Program Application and Transcripts Submission:

All application materials MUST be submitted no later than June 3, 2023. After your application is received, and complete, you will be contacted to schedule a Zoom interview with our staff. Applicants will be notified of their admittance on a rolling basis.

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. We’re excited to add a Data Science Workshop to WIESP 2.0, sponsored by Break Through Tech Chicago.

Introduction to Data Science Workshop: The goal of this workshop is to introduce students to Data Science. You will get hands-on experience in Data Science by working on a “mini-project” and you will learn to explore, visualize, and build models from data using real-world Chicago datasets.

July 29, 2023 – August 5, 2023 from 10AM-3PM, this includes a WIESP 2023 Orientation Session for students on Saturday, July 29th from 10am-12pm.