Engineering

Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

Engineering applies knowledge from science and math to real-world challenges in an effort of improve the world we live in. It is a broad discipline that encompassess teamwork, problem solving, design thinking, communication, organization, and project management.

"From the first program I wrote to the projects I'm working on now, I still get a rush every time my code runs. That feeling is what got me hooked on computer science."

Computer Science and Technology

Alexis Trench
Alexis Trench

If you are interested in using your technical knowledge, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in your career of choice, exploring opportunities in technology, and software engineering-related industries and sectors may be of interest to you. These industry areas are growing and innovating rapidly – opportunities that are unheard of today may be top options in a few years. Broadly speaking, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2021 to 2031.

Computer science at Wellesley encompasses the broad application and theory of ideas relating to hardware and software. As an outcome, those studying computer science should leave with a broad understanding of how computing and technology applications work so that they can build computer applications of the future. Since technology is present in any and all industries and disciplines, the application of technical knowledge can be found in numerous career opportunities.

“Seeing young girls excited about STEM has been really meaningful and encourages me to continue improving Robogals and increasing our reach to impact more girls.”

Architecture

Hebert
Hebert Labbate

Architecture, a discipline deeply rooted in the creative expression of designing physical spaces, presents a vast array of interdisciplinary job opportunities. While architecture itself embodies the art and science of constructing buildings, the path to success in this field extends beyond the confines of traditional licensed architectural practice.

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) (students)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) at NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD, and Boulder, CO. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.  Eligible are currently enrolled undergraduates who are US citizens or permanent residents, majoring in chemistry, computer science, physics, engineering, materials science, fire research, nanotechnology, information technology, mathematics, biology, manufacturing, statistics, or another STEM discipline.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (sophomores and juniors)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one or two years of undergraduate study in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences. Eligible are college sophomores or juniors who are US citizens, permanent residents, and nationals intending to pursue research careers in STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in late November/early December.

Churchill Scholarships (seniors & graduates)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

Supports one year of graduate study (including one-year research degrees) in science, mathematics, or engineering at Cambridge. Eligible: graduating seniors and recent graduates of Wellesley College who are US citizens with majors in appropriate STEM fields. Campus application deadline typically in early October.

Upcoming Event

Olin College of Engineering Fall 2023 Career Fair

Wednesday, September 27th 2023, 11:00 am -
2:00 pm EDT

1000 Olin Way, Needham, Massachusetts 02492, United States

Olin College of Engineering Fall 2023 Career Fair

Upcoming Event

Olin College of Engineering Virtual Fall Career Fair 2023

Friday, September 29th 2023, 3:00 pm -
5:00 pm EDT

Olin College of Engineering Virtual Fall Career Fair 2023

Nov 10, 2023

The GEM Fellowships Program - direct application deadline

Eligible: rising seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, especially members of underrepresented minorities, applying for eligible graduate degree programs. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and must contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM Employer, beginning the Summer after sponsorship.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

The National GEM Consortium provides three different fellowships to support graduate work in STEM fields, especially for underrepresented minority students: the MS Engineering Fellowship Program, the PhD Engineering Fellowship, and the PhD Science Fellowship.  Please note that for early consideration, you must complete Part I of the application by October 1 (see website for details).

Questions?  Prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Virtual Pop...

Oct 20, 2023

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address).  Please note these are expected deadlines; see the program website for updates and details.

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Dec 4, 2023

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: sophomores & juniors in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, Fellowship

The mission of the Goldwater Scholarship is to help develop the nation’s next generation of researchers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

You don't have to go it alone: learn more and get application advice on our website, drop in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (see Events listings on this website), or talk things over in a Fellowships advising appointment with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan at Career Education. 

Oct 27, 2023

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads applying for a PhD in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, or first-year graduate students in those programs, who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships support up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at select universities in the United States for those who intend to direct their studies toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society. Full details and application via the Hertz website

Did you know? In 2016-17, Alex Ferris, Wellesley...

Dec 1, 2023

Ford Foundation Fellowships: Predoctoral - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees. Individuals must also be enrolled in or plan to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required) program leading to a Ph.D. or Sci.D.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Please note that applicatiosn are due by 5:00 pm EST on the date of the deadline.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will...

Oct 6, 2023

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 candidates annually....

Feb 1, 2024

National Institutes of Standards & Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) - expected direct application deadline

Eligible: undergraduates in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Research/Gradschool, Undergraduate

The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST SURF) fully funds summer research opportunities at NIST laboratories in Boulder, CO, or Gaithersburg, MD. The program will be conducted using a hybrid format for Summer 2023, including both in-person and virtual components. Students with biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research and/or physics majors are always encouraged to apply; there may be research opportunities for students with other majors. 

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