Wellesley College Engineering
Albright Institute students building as tall a tower as possible with limited materials
Engineering student learning to use a bandsaw
Prof. Robert Berg testing a bicycle blender made in EXTD120

Engineering is science applied in service to society.  In every discipline, Women Who Will need technical literacy to be most influential.


The Wellesley Engineering Laboratory (We-Lab) encourages all students at Wellesley College to explore engineering. (See the Class Dean's page Engineering in Liberal Arts for help on exactly how to do so.)

Just as an effective engineer requires outstanding communication skills, a liberal arts major can be far more influential in her discipline if she understands the technical aspects of worldwide challenges such as energy, hunger, and medicine. We-Lab gives all students at the college the opportunity to develop engineering habits of mind and to understand the role technology has to play in improving our world. We-Lab emphasizes engineering as a humanitarian endeavor, addressing needs of under-served populations internationally and locally.  

Whether you want to broaden your education with a single engineering class, take an engineering class through cross-registration at Olin College or MIT, particupate in engineering research, pursue a graduate engineering degree, or explore one of Wellesley's engineering double degree programs with Olin or MIT, We-Lab is here to provide engineering insight, literacy, and advice.