IEEE Region 1 Women in Engineering Committee members:

WIE Mission

The mission of WIE is to inspire, engage, encourage, and empower IEEE women worldwide.

WIE Vision

IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men innovating the world of tomorrow. IEEE WIE strives to:

  • recognize women’s outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations
  • organize receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WIE
  • advocate women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession
  • provide assistance with the formation of new WIE Affinity Groups and support ongoing activities
  • promote IEEE member grade advancement for women to the membership grades of Senior Member and Fellow
  • facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs
  • administer the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior and high schools

IEEE Region 1 Activity Support for PACE, WIE, YP, and EDU events.


These funds can also be used to provide travel support to attend meetings.  However, the maximum support ($750) must also be matched by Section funds.   If the travel requires less than $1,500 of total support the region will only cover 50%.  In order to qualify for travel support the Section must have carried out at least 3 reported events for the Affinity group.  A Section may apply for either travel support or activity support (not both) for a specific Affinity group.

Region 1 WIE Affinity Groups

  • Boston Section ([link])
  • Connecticut Section
  • Mid-Hudson Section
  • Long Island Section ([link])
  • Maine Section ([link])
  • New Hampshire Section ([link])
  • New York Section ([link])
  • New Jersey Coast Section ([link])
  • North Jersey Section ([link])
  • Princeton/Central Jersey Section
  • Schenectady Section
  • Springfield Section ([link])
  • Worcester County Section ([link])


Region 1 WIE Student Affinity Groups

  • Columbia University, NY (Student Branch)
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, MA (Student Branch, [link])
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA (Student Branch)


WIE Benefits

  • Mentoring opportunities
  • WIE Awards
  • WIE Electronic Magazine and Newsletter – Career information, reports on WIE & Affinity Group activities, IEEE news, and more
  • Receptions, Forums, Workshops
  • Ability to meet colleagues with similar interests in promoting women in engineering and technology
  • Activities at local Affinity Group level
  • Assistance with membership upgrade
  • And much more …


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