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Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP)

The Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP), sponsored by Knowles Corporation, is a free, 4-week, non-residential program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about engineering through hands-on projects and field trips. 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!

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!

- WIESP Participant

WIESP 2020 Application

WIESP 2018

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 2020
  • Overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher
  • Grades of As and Bs in math and science classes
  • Program Application: Will open in January 2020
  • Once application is submitted, mail official high school transcripts to:
                    University of Illinois at Chicago
                    College of Engineering
                    Science and Engineering Offices
                    ATTN: Elsa Soto/WIESP2020
                    851 South Morgan Street, MC 159
                    Chicago, IL 60607
  • Teacher Evaluation (Recommendation) Form from a math/science teacher or high school counselor : Will open in January 2020

All application materials MUST be submitted no later than March 31, 2020. After your application is received, 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 2019.

WIESP 2020 Program Dates & Curriculum

DATES: June 29, 2020 – July 17, 2020, Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM

Curriculum information coming soon!