Office of Engineering Diversity

Excelling multicultural & women students in engineering.

Women in Engineering Program (WEP)

Contact Women in Engineering Program (WEP):

Women Engineering Program

Pennsylvania State University

208 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802-7138

800-848-9223 or 814-863-1080



Penn State 's Women in Engineering Program (WEP) serves a community of approximately 1700 women graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in the College of Engineering.  WEP focuses on development retention, recruitment, and overall climate enhancement activities. The WEP community includes women of all ethnic and racial backgrounds encompassing thirteen engineering departments and programs at Penn State's University Park Campus and twenty-four Commonwealth Campus locations throughout the state. 

Working with corporations, engineering alumni, University offices, faculty, and students, WEP has initiated and supports a variety of targeted activities, including departmentally based mentoring projects, hands-on equipment classes, career development workshops, orientation for incoming women at all levels, and individual contact. Successful initiatives are extended to students and faculty throughout the college. 

The Office of Engineering Diversity is here to assist women and multicultural students in the pursuit of their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our support system of faculty and staff encourage current students to become involved with student organizations such as SHPE, NSBE, AISES, SWE, oSTEM, and PSR. If you're an incoming freshmen, please visit here. If you're a prospective student, please visit here.

The Office of Engineering Diversity provides numerous scholarships, student retention programs, recruitment efforts, and professional development opportunities to Penn State engineers. For more information please stop by 208 Hammond, or email us at: or

Presidential Award

Penn State's Women in Engineering Program (WEP) was among eight institutional programs honored by President George W. Bush with the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). View the entire PSU Live story here.