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Women in Engineering Living Learning Community (WiE LLC)

Open to first-year students in the College of Engineering, including Computer Science, Data Science, and Physics.

Our aim is to provide you with resources for all facets of college life. The WiE LLC provides valuable support while promoting achievement, academic engagement, and independence.

The College of Engineering invites you to be part of a unique community that will:

  • provide undergraduate engineering students a high-quality academic and social experience led by an engineering resident peer mentor, under the guidance of a Faculty Advisor
  • empower you to build strong academic and personal connections with peers, faculty, and professionals
  • reside in the new first-year residence hall, the most modern living facility on campus, opening in fall 2020

Students interested in living in this community should indicate their preference on UMassD's housing application.

Oct 2019

2020-2021 WiE LLC Events

This year, we have a variety of academic, social, and career related events planned. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Campus Tour/Scavenger Hunt
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Trivia Nights
  • Movies Nights
  • Women in Defense Networking Event
  • Review sessions for calculus, chemistry, and engineering
  • Guest speakers
  • Workshops focused on resumes, finding an internship, building a social media presence

WiE and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) are collaborating on an Empowering Women Seminar Series.

  • Samantha Haus, PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech led a discussion about bias in vehicle safety.
  • Gizem Tabak, PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign meet and greet.


WiE LLC Peer Mentor Position

The College of Engineering has filled the Peer Mentor position for our 2020-21 Women in Engineering Living Learning Community. 

As a WiE LLC Peer Mentor, you will:

  • Get paid to live and work with first-year engineers
  • Be part of a unique opportunity to develop a community that benefits all involved
  • Enhance your skills in listening, communication, and leadership

If you have a minimum 2.700 cumulative GPA, a major class standing of sophomore or above, familiar with campus, academic, and support resources within the College of Engineering, exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills, and have an ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team setting.


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