Office of Engineering Diversity

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WEPO

Women in Engineering Program Orientation

"I implemented good study habits, took advantage of resources in the College of Engineering, excelled in the classroom, became involved with clubs early, learned professional techniques, and made lasting relationships through WEP. None of these things could have happened without the knowledge and guidance of my WEPO mentors and rovers."

-Carly Lauff, WEPO '09 Participant, '10 Rover

Women in Engineering Program Orientation (WEPO)

Frequent Questions:

What is WEPO?

What are the benefits?

What is the cost?

When is the deadline?

Meet the Leads!

What is a WEPO Lead?

What is a WEPO Mentor?

What is a WEPO Rover?

APPLICATION

How do I apply?

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Sponsors:

 

WEPO 09

WEPO

What is WEPO?

WEPO is an exciting three-day, interactive orientation program for Penn State incoming first-year engineers and to the enginnering career path. It is designed to introduce students to the College of Engineering to Penn State. Students will take part in many activities, seminars, and workshops that will not only prepare them for success inside the classroom, but will also prepare them for a successful career in engineering. You also get to move into your residence hall ahead of other Univeristy Park students.

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What are the benefits?

  • Discover Penn State engineering resources.
  • Get a head start on the Penn State software,on-line course management system and elion.
  • Network with College of Engineering faculty,staff and students.
  • Build community.
  • Benefit from upper-level Women Engineering Program (WEP) mentors.
  • Make new friends with incoming engineering students, before the fall semester begins.
  • Participate in fun activities geared to prepare you for success at Penn State.

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What is the cost?

All activities, room, and board during WEPO are provideed by the Penn State Women in Engineering Program (WEP). Participants pay only a $150 registration fee. (Fee waivers are available for those with demonstrated financial need.)

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When is the deadline?

The application deadline is June 9, 2013.

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What is a WEPO Lead?

The Lead Mentor, Lead Rover, and Activity Leader positions are outstanding opportunities for selected woman engineering student to refine leadership skills, and to network professionally. These women represent Penn State and serve as a resource and role model for the Leadership Team, new students and their families about Penn State, WEP Programs. These leaders play a vital role in facilitating the overall success of the orientation!

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What is a WEPO Mentor?

The WEPO Mentor position is an outstanding opportunity for any upper-level woman engineering student interested in gaining leadership experience and skills, and enhancing her professional marketability. Each WEPO Mentor represents Penn State and leads a group of 5-
6 participants. She serves as a year-long resource and conveys information to new students and their families about Penn State, WEP Programs, and student services. Mentors play a vital role in facilitating the adjustment of new engineering students to higher education and to the Penn State community.

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What is a WEPO Rover?

During the orientation, participants will also have the opportunity to interact with our WEPO Rovers. MEPO Rovers serve as a "go-to person" all throughout the orientation. They are engineering students who have completed at least their first year in engineering and are in great standing. They play a vital role in facilitating the logistical success of the orientation. We encourage all participants to talk to them about their experiences as they have all successfully accomplished what YOU (the participant) will experience in your first year in engineering at Penn State!

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How do I apply?

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Women in Engineering Program

Pennsylvania State University

208 Hammond Building

Univeristy Park, PA 16802-7138

800-848-9223 or 814-865-7138

email: wep@engr.psu.edu

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Sponsors:

Air Products & Chemicals

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Manufacturer of industrial gases and specialty chemicals

 

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services.

 

Alcoa

Alcoa

Primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum products

 

In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years.

 

AcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal

Steel infinitely recyclable

 

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel company, with operations in more than 60 countries.

ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks.

 

Boeing

Boeing

Forever new frontiers

 

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

 

Dow

Dow Chemical Company

Chemicals

 

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

 

Exxon

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Taking on the world's toughest energy challenges

 

We are the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world.

 

Harris

Harris Corporation

Assured communications. Anytime. Anywhere.

 

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  

 

Nucor

Nucor Company

It's our nature

 

Our production company exceeds 26 million tons annually. Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States. But more than a steel maker, we are the world's foremost steel recycler, and one of the largest recyclers of any kind.

 

Shell

Shell Oil Company

You can be sure of Shell

 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Peter Voser. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

 

 

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