August 22 - August 25, 2016
Offered for the first time in 2008, the Advancing Women in Engineering Program (AWE) is again offering a pre-orientation program for incoming women engineers August 22 to August 25, 2016. Last year we had an overwhelming response and we hope to repeat that this year! During the program new students will have a variety of opportunities to learn about Penn Engineering and the city of Philadelphia including:
- Meeting your fellow Class of 2020 women engineers
- Meeting current undergraduate and graduate women in Penn Engineering
- Interacting with Penn Engineering Faculty
- Taking trips around Philadelphia
- Getting information about student clubs and leadership opportunities in the Engineering
This is a great time to get to know Penn and other women engineers in a relaxed setting before New Student Orientation begins! The AWE program will be facilitated by upper-class and graduate women who are part of the Advancing Women in Engineering Advisory Board and who are leaders in the Penn Engineering community. Participants will be allowed to move into their campus residence early as part of the program. The program begins the afternoon of Monday, August 22, 2016 and ends the afternoon of Thursday, August 25, 2016.
The 2016 schedule has not yet been finalized but you can look at last year's schedule as a reference. The 2016 schedule will not be available until July.
Please note that there is NOT a lot of free time in the schedule. Participants are expected to participate fully in the program. The cost of the program is $400 which covers you're early move-in fee, food, and all program activities. If you are receiving financial aid from Penn, you are eligible to receive aid for the program, just indicate that on your application.
Register here before June 13, 2016
"I can't tell you how much the Advancing Women in Engineering Pre-Orientation program helped me. First, it gave me a chance to get to know the campus, engineering buildings, and my dorm before the rush and stress of move-in day. But more importantly, I met girls and was able to make friends before the overwhelming days of NSO. Because I came in knowing absolutely no one, getting to meet people who would be in my classes for the next four years was a great comfort to me. Finally, the information sessions for different majors and the engineering school in general helped me narrow my major choices as a curriculum deferred student even before school had begun. It was a great experience that I'd recommend to any incoming women in engineers in a heartbeat." - Sarah Clark MEAM '12, Pre-orientation participant
See some of last year's fun here!