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. Just as an effective engineer requires outstanding communication skills, a liberal arts major (See Engineering in Liberal Arts) 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 the role of technology 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, pursue a graduate engineering degree, or explore one of Wellesley's engineering dual degree programs with Olin or MIT, We-Lab is here to provide engineering insight, literacy, and advice.


Contact Us

Wellesley College Engineering
Science Center L024
Amy Banzaert
Lecturer in Engineering
Tel: 781.283.3756


Interested in Engineering?

You're not alone.

Each academic year approximately...


60 students are in the Wellesley Engineering Community Google group;


40 students take an engineering-related class at Wellesley;
10 students take engineering-related classes at Olin or MIT;
1-3 students pursue a graduate degree in engineering, after receiving a Wellesley degree in a science discipline;
0-1 receive the engineering certificate from Olin;
0-1 receive a dual degree with Olin College; and
0-2 students enroll in the dual degree with MIT -- and around 6 dual degrees have been granted in the past decade.
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