Our Story

Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) was established in Fall 2004 by a group of five women, consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students. The initial objective of WECE was to create a community within the ECE department at Georgia Tech where women could seek friendship, support, and advice regarding their academic, professional, and personal life.

Academic Support

Our goal is for every girl who decides to major in ECE to graduate ECE. This is why WECE aims to provide every member with ample resources, advice, and mentors to help navigate Tech’s particularly tricky engineering classes. At the beginning of every semester, WECE holds a comprehensive Tech Survival Workshop. Unsure what class or professor to take next semester? Want to meet lifelong study buddies? Come to a WECE meeting and join the community of intelligent and driven future electrical and computer engineers. 

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Professional Development

An ECE degree from Georgia Tech is very well respected in the job market, but still the search for a job can be daunting. WECE is here to help every step of the way. From interview workshops to resume writing, we aim to equip every woman in ECE with what she needs to get the job she wants. Not only does WECE help find full-time positions for graduating members, but also is here to help find internships, research opportunities and co-ops.  Our many corporate-sponsored events are the best way to learn about and introduce yourself to prestigious companies, making you stand out when you’re ready to find another opportunity outside of Tech. Don’t miss out on  the invaluable experiences participating in the workforce allows!

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Social Events

Even engineers need a break sometimes! We take great pride in our social calendar which gives members the opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests as them. Our events are always fun and provide a relaxed environment to build meaningful relationships within WECE. We love collaborating with other organizations at Tech, such as IEEE and other women’s societies, to broaden our network even further. Check out our calendar to see what is coming soon!

Community Outreach

Do you remember the day you decided you wanted to be an engineer? We do too and want to share that same “spark” with other young women. It is no secret that there is a serious lack of women in engineering, especially in ECE. That is why WECE develops programs to try to introduce girls to ECE and capture their imagination through activities that make engineering real and interesting. We reach out to girls of all ages from elementary Girl Scout troops to local high school physics classes.

Latest Articles

Lillian Anderson Honored with Helen Grenga Outstanding Woman Engineer Award

Congratulations to Lillian Anderson, former WECE president, for being the 2020 recipient of the Helen Grenga Outstanding Woman Engineer Award. “Lillian Anderson is the 2020 recipient of the Helen Grenga Outstanding Woman Engineer Award, which is chosen by the Women in Engineering (WIE) program at Georgia Tech. This award is usually presented at the WIE Awards […]

WECE explores the Society of Women Engineers Conference 2018

These leading women attended the  2018 SWE conference in Minneapolis. They were able to network with other amazing women in tech, connect with companies, and pick up some new skills. For more coverage of the conference from the WECE perspective, check out our “SWE18” insta-story.      

WECE Takes On Grace Hopper Conference 2018

Maria Padilla- Fuentes and Maya Kelly were sponsored by WECE to attend GHC 2018. The conference was located in the heart of Houston, Texas. The ladies were able to meet other leading women in computing/technology, network with amazing companies, and obtain internships for the summer of 2019. Overall, the conference had amazing support for women in […]

WECE Hosts a Segment in the Students Explore Engineering Fair

These ladies built AMAZING wind turbines and the women of WECE were happy to help along the way! 

WECE and SWE Partner Together for Team Buzz

WECE had a phenomenal time partnering with SWE to do community service for Bright Futures Atlanta. This Team Buzz experience will forever be in our hearts.                                                           […]

Attending the IEEE WIE Leadership Summit

Author: Chunmeng Xu. It was such an amazing experience to get involved in women-oriented leadership summit! From well-organized life story presentations to diversified guidance panels in two mornings, I deeply felt and then believed in the passion, determination and power of women in career. The most surprising thing I found in this conference is the mobility […]

The IEEE WIE Summit Reflection

Author: Shu-han Hsu. The IEEE-WIE Conference was a great experience. Many industry and academic professionals gave advice about practical aspects for career advancement. I was also able to meet and network with many successful females. I attended the “Real Talk: Our Aspirations and Frustrations”, “Power and Influence”, “Passion and Purpose”, “Keys to Success for Entrepreneurs”, “Success […]

ECE Rush

WECE had a table at ECE Rush. Freshmen, transfer students, and undecided majors attended the event to see ongoing research and the work of different organizations.

Ice Cream Social

Our yearly ice cream social was held at the top of the Rooftop Garden in the CULC. A great opportunity for freshmen to meet other women in ECE and beat the heat with some tasty ice cream!