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Women in Engineering Preview Weekend

The University of Kansas, School of Engineering, will host a “Women in Engineering Preview Weekend,” November 17-18. This event is for women who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in engineering at KU (priority will be given to: juniors, seniors, or recent graduates). Participants will have the opportunity to learn about: the graduate application process, finding funding, selecting a research topic, and choosing the right advisor. The event will also include time for networking, where participants can meet other graduate students and faculty, as well as lab tours along with a campus and Lawrence bus tour. Additionally, guest speakers will discuss how they were able to advance their career with a graduate degree in engineering at KU.

All students who attend will receive an application fee waiver! Housing and travel funding is available for selected participants. Please register as soon as possible for this exciting event.




Sunday – November 17th

10 a.m.      Registration and Welcome Brunch

                  G411 LEEP2 Building             

11 a.m.      Keynote SpeakersDr. Susan Williams

     G411 LEEP2 Building 

12 p.m.      Engineering Lab ToursVarious Locations 

     Meet in LEEP2 McClendon Atrium

1 p.m.        Coffee, Snacks, and Networking 

     LEEP2 McClendon Atrium

2 p.m.        Workshops - 30 Minute Breakout Sessions (every 30 minutes)

                 One-on-One Feedback from Faculty on Personal Statements – 3131 Learned Hall

                 Prepping for the General Records Examination (GRE), Lynn Villafuerte – 3150 Learned Hall

                 Application Basics, Anna Paradis – 3151 Learned Hall

    Writing an Effective Personal Statement, Dr. Chris Depcik – 3152 Learned Hall


3:30 p.m.   Sources of Graduate Student Funding 

      3151 Learned Hall

4 p.m.        Lawrence & KU Campus Bus Tour 

                  Meet in LEEP2 McClendon Atrium

5 p.m.       Optional Dinner in Downtown Lawrence 

                  Small groups will disperse to selected restaurants in downtown Lawrence


Monday – November 18th

9 a.m.         Networking Breakfast with Engineering Professionals & Panel Discussion

                   Beren Auditorium, G192 Slawson Hall           

10:30 a.m. Workshop – Selecting an Advisor

      Beren Auditorium, G192 Slawson Hall

11:30 a.m. Closing and Feedback Survey 

      Beren Auditorium, G192 Slawson Hall  


Information regarding parking for non-KU attendees will be sent out prior to the event. Please contact the School of Engineering Research & Graduate Programs staff at kuengrgrad@ku.edu.

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