It's 2020, there's a global pandemic, so we started a club.

Welcome to Strath WiE: a student group dedicated to building community among women+ in Engineering at Strathclyde, including regular meetups for members and events engaging the wider community.

Started during lockdown, we are a (currently) fully virtual club meeting every two weeks on Zoom, but hopefully soon we will be able to meet in person over coffee and tea! We sometimes discuss current events in the tech industry through the lens of feminism and racial justice, and sometimes catch up on each other's quarantine routines and school hacks. We are a partner group of the University of Strathclyde IEEE Student Branch and an affinity group of IEEE Women in Engineering. IEEE WiE's website states their mission as:
"Our goal is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally. We envision a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity."
Strath WiE’s goal is to uphold this vision within Strathclyde's engineering community, while building a community for women+ in engineering. This includes:
  • events addressing issues surrounding women+ in engineering and science
  • events highlighting the work of women+ in engineering and science
  • regular informal meetups (currently all held virtually) to build community and develop a secondary academic support network and also have a bit of fun and get to know each other! 
  • collaborations with other Strathclyde/Glaswegian student groups with shared goals

"Why the + after women?"

This group is meant for all those who hear "women+ in engineering", and think, "yeah that's me!" That includes folks who identify as female, non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer, trans, gender nonconforming, and many other gender expressions. We welcome staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students in the entire engineering faculty. In creating this group, we want to make a space within Strathclyde that is explicitly for non-cis-male engineers, it being a field that so often does not provide space at all for us.
Interested in getting to know us? Sign up for our Welcome Event here!