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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

2019-2020 WiE LLC Events

Academic activities

  • straw tower competition
  • Jeopardy
  • catapult design
  • air-powered cars races
  • Rube Goldberg machines
  • review sessions for calculus, engineering, and chemistry

Social activites

  • vision boards
  • pumpkin painting
  • mason jar candles
  • gingerbread houses
  • paint nights
  • bath bombs

Career Events

  • Women in Defense networking
  • ice cream sundaes with the Dean
  • guest speakers
  • workshops focused on resumes, finding an internship, building a social media presence

WiE LLC Peer Mentor Position

The College of Engineering is currently hiring a Peer Mentor for our 2020-21 Women in Engineering Living Learning Community.  Application deadline is March 30, 2020. View a detailed job description.

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

Apply today 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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