Graduate Women+ in Mechanical Engineering (WME) is a community of women and gender minorities who are graduate students and postdocs affiliated with the Mechanical Engineering (ME) department. We aim to foster a supportive environment for women and gender minorities to enhance their overall experience and provide leadership opportunities. We also aim to develop leadership skills, facilitate professional development, and other activities such as recruitment, mentoring, and networking events.
This community strives to create an environment where more women and gender minorities feel welcomed and accepted in these predominantly men-dominated fields. We also work to increase the percentage of women and gender minorities that are accepted and finish graduate degrees in ME and Mechanics-related disciplines.
To achieve this, we have organized events in the past including:
To learn more about and receive invitations to our regular events, please join our listserv. To join the GW+ME listserv, please visit this link. Our group name is “gwme.”
Stephanie Beth Hernández²Pronouns: She/HerPresident of GW+MEhernandezher@wisc.edu
K. Heidi FehrPronouns: She/HerVice President of GW+MEkfehr@wisc.edu
Lesley ArantPronouns: She/HerGW+ME Committee Memberlarant@wisc.edu
Jingyi WangPronouns: She/HerGW+ME Committee Memberjwang2497@wisc.edu
Jennifer Franck, PhDPronouns: She/HerAssistant Professor of Mechanical Engineeringjafranck@wisc.edu
Kate Fu, PhDPronouns: She/HerJay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Associate Professor of Mechanical EngineeringKate.firstname.lastname@example.org