Texas Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to supporting and advocating for the full engagement of all persons in computing. We invite you to partner with us in supporting students of all ages, genders, and ethnicities so that they continue in the field and maximize their potential as future leaders and role models.
This eighteen-month series of workshops and mentoring activities for juniors and seniors is aimed at increasing and maintaining the number of women, Black, and Hispanic (WBH) students in ECE. Attendees include Texas ECE and non-UT undergraduate students, in particular undergrads from HBCUs and HSIs from partner institutions in Texas. The workshops for junior and senior students will provide the support and self-efficacy tools that WBH students may find useful to move forward from undergrad to grad school, while getting involved in summer undergraduate research in the process. The program will help ensure that more WBH students are represented in next generation graduate researchers on their path to becoming leaders and role models in ECE.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Texas ECE seeks to continue increasing the number of women, blacks, Hispanics, and other underrepresented groups in our program by providing an increased number of scholarships and fellowships to recruit and retain students. By contributing to the funds, your brand will be even more visible among our students and help us offer financial support to diversity student club members, talented attendees of our summer camps and ECE Forward. We recognize contributors at our annual Student Scholarships & Awards Banquet and encourage you to connect with your scholarship students throughout the year.
The Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) student organization is dedicated to building a community of undergraduate women in the field of electrical and computer engineering through outreach, professional development, academic initiatives, and social events throughout the academic year.
Electrical Longhorn Ladies in Engineering (ELLE) is a graduate-level organization comprised of Electrical and Computer Engineering students. The organization helps women become fearless leaders and motivators by offering events and resources that help students with soft skills such as pitching an idea, connecting with companies, preparing for the academic job market, and communicating effectively.
Help us send students to professional conferences such as Grace Hopper Celebration, Tapia, NSBE Convention, SHPE National Convention, and the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference. Bringing together diverse technologists at all levels, the conferences result in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of diverse populations in computing. Texas ECE is proud to send students to the conferences each year with your support.
Introducing students to electrical and computer engineering studies and exciting career options, our summer camps bring rising junior and senior high school students to campus to participate in hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tours, and to make connections with STEM role models. Our specially designed sessions are facilitated and attended by current engineering students, faculty and industry professionals. Our data shows that participation in summer camps encourages diverse populations to apply to Texas ECE and provides a support system of engineers who look like them tackling interesting technical challenges.
My Introduction to Engineering (MITE)
WEatUT (Women Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin)
More than 8,000 K-8 students participate in this festival held annually during Engineers Week in February on the Cockrell School of Engineering and Natural Sciences complexes on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Students enjoy 150 free-flowing, hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math, and technology at their own pace, and companies are paired with student clubs to host interactive activities.
World of Engineering
World of Engineering is a one-day event for K-8 students and their families, who are invited to campus to participate in engineering-based activities led by current UT Engineering students. African-American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiians and Native American students, as well as those who have overcome social or economic hardship, are encouraged to participate.
Edison Lecture Series and Exhibits
ECE’s Edison is a free, interactive STEM learning opportunity that engages nearly 1000 diverse middle and high school students from local ISDs on an annual field trip early in the year. Students are engaged in the fun side of electrical and computer engineering. Edison attendees learn the fundamentals of an engineering topic through a university-style lecture, then see these concepts come to life through hands-on demos with students, faculty, non-profits, and corporate employee resource groups. Supporters have the opportunity to participate in our exhibit hall with educational demos and/or hands-on STEM activities.