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Women in Engineering

See yourself as an engineer!

We know how important it is to have faculty role models to mentor and encourage you, as well as lively peer activities to help you grow professionally and personally.

At Santa Clara we have one of the largest percentage of women engineering faculty in the United States, so you'll find lots of shining examples of success in your professors.

Outside of the classroom, organizations such as Society of Women Engineers, ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery-Women), Women in STEM, and Engineers Without Borders offer inspiring speakers, informative workshops, and lots of opportunities for outreach, travel, networking, and social engagement.

You'll not only see yourself as an engineer, you'll become one!

For Prospective Women in Engineering

Interested in the School of Engineering? Check out these resources from this year's Virtual Preview Day:

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Closing the Gender Gap in VC Funding

Assistant Professor Maya Ackerman's research has uncovered a clear and consistent pattern that exists in most industries, regardless of geography: the CEO’s gender is the most important factor for fundraising success. Even after controlling for external factors such as attending an Ivy League school or having a prior successful business “exit”—women were still disadvantaged in VC funding.

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Ruth Davis Receives SWE Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

Scholar. Visionary. Inspiration. These are just some of the words that describe Ruth Davis, professor of computer science and engineering, associate dean of undergraduate engineering at SCU, and 2020 recipient of the Society of Women Engineers’ Distinguished Engineering Educator Award.

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The I’s Have It: Injury, Internships, Involvement for the Win

Injuries and internships have marked Julia Lieberman and set her on a path to combining her love of neuroscience, neural engineering, and coding with her passion for building community. And it all started with a concussion.

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Notable Women Engineering Alumni

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Jayshree Ullal '86

President & CEO at Arista Networks, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award 2013

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Renee Niemi '86

Head of Smart Home Business at Logitech

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Pam Rissmann '86

mBlox, Former Executive VP Operations

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Robin Beck '77

Project Engineer and Engineering Manager at Aerotherm Corporation, Lead Engineer at NASA AMES Research Center, Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award 2016

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Sheryl Staub-French '93

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award 2015

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Sylvee Proehl '15

System Engineering Manager at Lockheed Martin

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Allison Kopf

Co-founder and CEO at Artemis