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Sponsored by the GM Foundation and Shell and hosted by the Women in Engineering (WiE) Program in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, WiE RISE is a six-day, residential summer camp designed to introduce female students to Ohio State's undergraduate engineering majors and related career fields. Young women who are currently enrolled in 10th or 11th grade are eligible to apply.Program Description

​Camp Dates: July 10-15, 2016

Sessions & Activities
WiE RISE will consist of at least two academic sessions or off-campus field trips each day. These sessions will provide students with an in-depth introduction to undergraduate engineering majors offered by Ohio State and also to related career fields. Sessions will be led by Ohio State engineering faculty and graduate students and will consist of an introductory presentation followed by a hands-on activity. Each evening, participants will engage in social and recreational activities designed to introduce them to the undergraduate experience at Ohio State University. Participants will spend time getting to know current Ohio State University female engineering students and hearing about their undergraduates' engineering experiences, job opportunities, and future career paths. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit area corporations and businesses to see firsthand the work that engineers do and the important role that they play in our local, regional, national, and global communities.

All activities are supervised by members of the program's staff 


Students are required to commit to the entire week of the program and should have no other obligations during this time.


If a student is accepted into WiE RISE, a participation fee of $400 will be required to confirm that student's spot in the program.  Financial assistance is available to fully or partially cover the cost of participation fees for students and families who have a demonstrated financial need. 

The registration for WiE RISE 2016 is now closed!

We will no longer accept applications and we are unable to accept any waitlist requests.



Contact Women in Engineering at if you have questions. Please email and specify that you want to be added to the WiE RISE 2017 interest list.