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Women at Tandon

ratio of males to females

With the Class of 2021 containing more women than any in school history and female faculty members at the forefront of their fields, Tandon is fully committed to promoting and supporting women in engineering, science, technology, and math. Through a wide range of programs, services, and activities, we’re building a supportive environment for — and of — women at the School of Engineering.

Our efforts start even before young women apply for admission, with initiatives like:

  • K-12 outreach to schools across the city. (This past summer alone, we reached more than 700 girls.)
  • girlsComputer Science for Cybersecurity, a two-week, full-day summer program providing an introduction for high school women on the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science.
  • A mentoring partnership with the Urban Assembly Institute (UAI) of Math and Science for Young Women.

Once here, our students take advantage of a variety of resources, including

  • An annual week-long Women’s Summit that empowers women students by helping them build connections to female faculty and alumnae and learn about topics relevant to women in STEM.
  • Tandon-WEST, a biannual event that provides admitted women students with the opportunity to learn more about the school.
  • WEST FEST, a summer event for accepted women students that provides them with the opportunity to meet fellow prospective students and connect with campus resources.
  • "Girls Talk Tech,” an event established by Google and pioneering computer scientist Anita Borg to give students valuable guidance on what it’s like to pursue a tech career.
  • The Women at Tandon Explorations Community, a floor in the Othmer Residence Hall created to offer women students a strong support system to reinforce their positive experience as STEM students.
  • VRWoMentorship, a peer mentoring program that matches sophomores and juniors with seniors and graduate students to foster better understanding and help develop a strong women’s community at Tandon.
  • A variety of student organizations, like Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in Search of Excellence (WISE), and STEMinist, to help empower women on campus, in their careers, and in the engineering world at large.
  • Women Empower Hours, monthly lunchtime discussions that range from topics like leadership development and job exploration to scholarship opportunities.
  • Career Discovery in CyberSecurity, an annual conference that brings together some of the best minds in the industry, with the goal of guiding women with a talent and interest in cyber security into top-flight careers.
  • For our male students, we mount events, panels and roundtable discussions to highlight the importance of gender diversity and inclusion and encourage men at Tandon to engage in concrete behaviors to become more meaningful allies to their female classmates.

Learn more about Women at Tandon