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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 2024 2.0 Interest Form is NOW AVAILABLE! 

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 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
  • Program Application and Transcripts Submission (application will open December 2023)
  • Please submit this interest form for the program using this link to receive updates when the official application goes live:

In December 2023, once 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.

July 27, 2023 – August 3, 2024 from 10AM-3:30PM, this includes a WIESP 2024 Orientation Session for students on Saturday, July 27th from 10am-12pm.