WChE @ UW

Educate, empower, and advocate for women in chemical engineering

Email: wche@uw.edu

Phone: 206-543-2216

Registered Student Organization

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About Us

Women in Chemical Engineering (WChE, "Wick-ee") was founded in January of 2016 with the primary purpose of educating, empowering, and advocating for women in chemical engineering, and their supporters, by providing a safe and open space for dialogue, mentorship, collaboration, camaraderie, and skill building through professional developmentcommunity networking, and outreach to primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions.

We are a group of undergraduate, graduate, faculty and professional women in chemical engineering, as well as male allies. We are a tight-knit community that supports diversity and strives for excellence in our field.

Mission Statement

Statistics

At the University of Washington, for the 2015-2016 academic school year, women made up 32% of the undergraduate population (compared to the 33% national average), and 24% of the graduate student population (compared to the 31% national average).

Founded at the University of Washington (UW) in January of 2016, Women in Chemical Engineering (WChE) is a rapidly growing organization that strives 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.

All students, regardless of gender, are welcome and encouraged to join and help us advocate for women in this challenging and rewarding discipline!

2018 Year-in-Review

With a community stronger than ever, outreach efforts never to be ceased, and full professional development support, WChE has solidified it’s stronghold. With everything that WChE has done thus far, and the countless opportunities out there, we are sure the road can only be brighter ahead. We hope you enjoy our 2018 Year-In-review and we can’t wait to see what the 2019 year has in store for us!

Redeen Duran, 2018-2019 WChE President
Andrea Joseph, 2018 – 2019 WChE Vice President