“What if a woman feels she must prove herself many times more often than a man does; that her work is more often challenged and less often supported; that she cannot easily get grants, equipment, promotions and tenure as easily as her male counterparts do; that she works under the peculiar strain of an excluding hierarchy of working colleagues that is always operative and always denied.
What happens to her nerve, her self-confidence, her ability to believe in the evidence of her own intelligence? What is the effect on capacity for creative thought?"
- Women in Science, Then and Now
The primary purpose of this organization is to educate, empower, and advocate for women in chemical engineering, and their supporters, by providing an open space for dialogue, mentorship, collaboration, camaraderie, and skill building through professional development, community networking, and outreach to primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions.
To develop a model for a nationwide mentoring network for all Chemical Engineering departments that spans graduate and undergraduate female Chemical Engineering students.
Cultivate an environment that enables all to succeed through empowerment of ChemE women and their supporters.
Establish mentoring relationships between graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, and women in industry.
Educate all about current unequal conditions and pathways towards an equal, fair, safe, and productive work environment for female ChemE students, staff, and industry members.
Educate, empower, and advocate for women in chemical engineering
Registered Student Organization