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Current Student Programs

Phi Rhos tailgating

Women in Engineering Student Success programming has been developed to build a community that supports and inspires women engineering students.   Formal mentoring, welcome events and study breaks offer opportunities to connect with peers, mentors and the WIE Student Success team.


WIE Connect offers two different mentoring programs.  The programs match first year students with upperclassmen in a mentoring relationship.  They give first year students the opportunity to have a guide to help them through their first year, and upperclassmen the opportunity to help a new student find their way in their first year at MSU.

WIE Connect Pairs
WIE Connect Pairs is a traditional one on one mentoring program.  Each first year mentee is matched with an upper-class mentor.  Each pair connects individually for at least 15 minutes each week.  Mandatory monthly meetings are held for all Pairs to meet, mingle and connect.   Monthly meetings offer social and professional development opportunities.

WIE Connect Group
WIE Connect Group offers first year students to experience a group mentoring dynamic.  Mentees will be part of small group (4 first year students) led by two upper-class mentors.  The Group dynamic focuses less on a dedicated mentor/mentee relationship and provides for a ‘we all learn from each other’ environment to support each mentee and mentor.  The WIE Connect Groups utilize a variety of mandatory and drop-in activities, meetings and events to build community and connect members.

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 WIE Connect Kick off Meeting - MANDATORY FOR PAIRS AND GROUPS

Sept. 4
7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building


Fall 2018-Spring 2019 WIE Connect Pairs Monthly Meetings

Oct. 15 7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building
Nov. 12 7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building
Jan. 14 7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building
Feb. 11 7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building
Mar. 11 7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building






WIE Connect Social Events - One event each semester! (Attend for at least 1 hour)

Oct. 25 5:00-9:00pm 1345 Engineering Building
Mar. 28 5:00-9:00pm 1345 Engineering Building




WIE Connect Kick End of Year Celebration (this is not a Monthly Meeting)

Apr. 22 7:00pm 1345 Engineering Building



 Confused by the WIE Connect Meeting and Social Event Requirements?

We encourage you to come to ALL of the meetings and social events but we know that is not always possible.
Click on the links below for a quick summary of the Program minimum requirements.

Important Documents for WIE Connect Participants

Brain Breaks are held several times each semester in Wilson Hall and the Engineering Building.  They are a great opportunity to meet other women engineering students, connect with WIE and have a free tasty treat.

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Brain Breaks

Sept. 14 9:30am-11:30am C102 Wilson Lobby
Oct. 9 2:00pm-4:00pm C102 Wilson Lobby
Nov. 6 8:30am-10:30am C102 Wilson Lobby
Dec. 5 9:30am-12:00pm TBD Engineering Building
Jan. 25 10:00am-12:30pm C102 Wilson Lobby
Feb.26 1:30pm-3:30pm TBD Engineering Building
Mar. 15 10:00am-12:30pm C102 Wilson Lobby
Apr. 24 9:30am-12:00pm TBD Engineering Building









WIE Celebrate August 30th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in E10 Wilson Hall


Join us for fun, food, music and connections!  Meet other women engineering students, College faculty and staff, have your picture taken in the Photo Booth, enjoy the music and unique refreshments.  WE WILL HAVE DOOR PRIZES!

Aug. 30
6:30pm-8:00pm Essex Room (E10) Wilson Hall






Feb. 20 6:00pm-8:00pm Huntington Club (4th Floor Spartan Stadium) - RSVP Required


WIE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT – We know high school students and incoming students have lots of questions and concerns.  You may have benefited from the advice of other students when you started, so now is your chance to give back.  We are always in need of volunteers to assist with our Pre-College initiatives. There are many opportunties to participate in outreach through the WIE affiliated student groups and WIE Recruitment and K-12 Outreach.  If you are interested in learning more about these programs please contact the student organizations or WIE Recruitment and K-12 Outreach.  There are other ways to get involved in WIE! Come join us at our WIE brain breaks for free snacks that are held once a month or join the mentorship program next year.  Applications for the WIE Connect Mentorship program are sent out during the Summer.  There are also some student groups that you can join such as SWE, WIC, and you can rush Phi Rho during the Fall.  Check out the calender for a schedule of events.