Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP)
The Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP), sponsored by Knowles Corporation, Motorola Solutions, and the National Science Foundation, is a free, 3-week, non-residential program that offers high school students 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 Application NOW OPEN!
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Overall, I think WIESP is an amazing program that encourages women to try engineering and bring more awareness to others… I would suggest that anyone who has the slightest interest in engineering should try WIESP because they will walk away with a valuable experience!
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We encourage students who have an affinity for math and/or science to apply! You must also satisfy the following requirements:
- 11th or 12th grade by Fall 2023
- Overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher
- Grades of As and Bs in math and science classes
- Be an active member of a STEM related club or organization
- Program Application and Transcripts Submission: go.uic.edu/WIESP2023
- Teacher Recommendation Form from a math/science teacher or high school counselor : https://go.uic.edu/TRF-WIESP2023.
All application materials MUST be submitted no later than April 7, 2023. After your application is received, and complete, you will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview with our staff. Applicants will then be notified of their admission status in late April 2023.
Program Content & Dates
WIESP 2023 will highlight Electrical & Computer Engineering and Environmental Engineering. It will specifically focus on developing engineering projects using micro-controllers and programming languages such as python, design for water and waste problems, and the effects of man-made projects on resources and the environment.
June 17, 2023 – July 12, 2023 from 10AM-2:30PM, this includes a WIESP 2023 Orientation Session for students and parents on Saturday, June 17th from 10am-12pm.