Mission Statement: Together for Success
WinECE is an organization dedicated to building a sense of community among the women in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. It is our mission to run social and educational programs for the women in ECE and to provide forums for sharing advice, experiences and resources. We hope that these activities will provide lasting benefit for our members in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, we strive to positively impact the ECE Department and our broader community through various volunteer initiatives.
History of WinECE
Women in ECE started as an informal group of graduate women who organized career-oriented, as well as social, activities for all women students in ECE. An elected student officer board now meets regularly to discuss organizational initiatives, plan annual events and guide committees that plan and implement specific WinECE activities. Participation on committees is voluntary and dynamic. New ideas are always welcome.
The officers and the members of the planning committees encourage each other to take responsibility for decision-making and to develop as leaders. In addition to increasing the bonds of community among current students, an ongoing goal is to develop WinECE alumni support groups in strategic cities or regions and to create links with professional organizations for women engineers.
The ECE Department has always been actively involved in supporting WinECE. Student officers enjoy a collaborative relationship with their staff advisor, Susan Farrington, who is the ECE Director of Alumni & Student Relations. Women faculty in ECE volunteer their time as speakers at the fall welcome dinner and in other mentoring roles.