Program Activities

 

  • WIECS Kick-Off Celebration: Held at the Motorola Solutions Plantation Facility, students have the opportunity to network with peers and professional engineers and begin building a comprehensive support system that will provide guidance and assistance as they navigate their academic program. 

 

  • Mentoring: There is a great need for colleges/universities to support female students in STEM majors in order to recruit, retain and advance their academic success.  

 

  • An Industry Mentor will be assigned to a junior/senior/graduate student in the program.  In turn, these students will serve as Peer Mentors to the freshman/sophomore students.  Throughout the academic year, both the Industry and Peer Mentors will regularly communicate, attend various WIECS Program events, and meet periodically outside of the planned and structured WIECS Program together.

 

  • Monthly Meetings: During the semester, a monthly meeting will be held to allow students to check-in to share success, challenges and concerns.  This will also allow the Program Manager and Coordinator to interface more frequently with the students, provide important program announcements, secure a better gauge on how students are doing and adopt proactive measures to assist as needed.

 

  • Professional Development Opportunities: Seminars and workshops related to personal, academic and professional development will be held up to two times per semester.  These seminars and workshops will cover a wide variety of topics, such as effective leadership styles, developing a personal brand and career exploration.  

 

  • Motorola Solutions Site Visit and Facilities Tour: Students and company representatives will engage in a round table discussion that focuses on topics issues relevant to women in engineering and computer science professions, as well as take a tour of the labs and facilities at the Motorola Solutions Plantations Campus. 

 

  • Bi-Weekly Study Weekly Study Sessions with Tutors: WIECS participants will have dedicated space in Engineering East to meet bi-weekly to study together.  In addition, tutors from various engineering and computer science disciplines will be available to assist the participants with their studies during the bi-weekly study sessions.

 

  • Volunteering: WIECS participants will have the opportunity to volunteer at local middle and high schools and meet female STEM students. WIECS volunteers will talk about best practices to follow in a STEM college/career path and participate in different STEM activities with the students.