Women & Engineering Center

The Women & Engineering Center is a community to connect, grow and belong. We support McKelvey Engineers through three main pillars: Mentorship, Leadership Development and Shared Experiences.


Christine Dearmont

Christine Dearmont
Director of the Women & Engineering Center
Urbauer Hall, Room 319

Women & Engineering presents WE Day

Welcome to WE Day — where women, engineering, and community take center stage!
The inaugural WE Day took place on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024.

Learn more

McKelvey Engineering by the numbers

22% of engineering bachelor's degrees in the U.S. are earned by women (2018)

36% of undergrads are women
of undergraduate students are women
27% of master's students are women
of master's students are women
36% of phd students are women
of doctorate students are women

Student Groups

Get involved


Women engineering students at WashU have many ways to get involved on campus or in the community through STEM outreach and education.

Learn about our student organizations

Get to know women engineers in McKelvey Engineering

Get to know Seema Dahlheimer, senior lecturer and assistant director of the Engineering Communication Center.

Follow Brianna Duhart, biomedical engineering major, for a day as she shares what it means to be a WashU engineer.

Meet Mariah Weyland Gratz, recipient of the 2023 Alumni Achievement Award.

Faculty and Staff Support

Christine Dearmont
Women & Engineering Center

Claire Byrne
Senior Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

Lisa Cross
Administrative Coordinator

Women & Engineering Advisory Council

Libby Allman
Denise Bobick
Kelli Delfosse
Dwana Franklin-Davis
Jan Holloway
Michele Liebman
Cheryl Perlmutter
Imani Smith