Women in Engineering Curtin Division (WiECD), pronounced ‘wicked,’ was formed in 2011 by a group of likeminded students at Curtin University. It is a voluntary, student run organisation dedicated to supporting professional development of young female students who are studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields. Getting involved with the club allows members to network with industry and develop planning and leadership skills.
The objectives of the club are to:
- Provide support in the development of professional skills of our members
- Provide mentoring and guidance to female engineering/technical field students
- Expose female engineering/science students to the range of engineering and technical fields
- Enable a free and open environment for discussion
- Create a healthy female engineering presence on campus
In order to accomplish these objectives, WiECD hold many workshops and events throughout the year, where student members are able to have the opportunity to improve or learn skills from industry professionals. As part of their commitment to support the development of female students, WiECD also hold social events where women of different disciplines that share the same passion can network and relax.
To fund these activities and projects, WiECD is supported through industry sponsorship – where companies kindly offer their support to help provide a range of events designed to create opportunities for our members.
How to Join:
Standard Membership: $10
Membership with Guild: $5
WiECD are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with the club (both males and females). Appropriate training and support will be provided by the club for future roles within the committee.