Women in Engineering

Join the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering for this must-attend event! 

Are you a high school student looking to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering or computing? Are you an innovative thinker? Are you a young woman who loves all things STEM? You should consider attending this event.

South Carolina Young Women in Engineering Leadership Conference 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
School of Sciences and Mathematics Building, Room 129 (202 Calhoun Street) 

Learn to be a leader in the engineering and computing industries! 

Current College of Charleston engineering students and faculty will demonstrate their engineering projects and talk about their success in the field. 

Top female engineers will also provide guidance and pro tips on how to succeed in the engineering and computing fields. 


Optional add-on event 

Join us for an inspiring day of professional and personal development. 

Women in Industry Day 
Friday, April 19, 2024 
$100 for open admission, fee is waived for participants who register by March 29. 

Learn more

If you're interested in attending Women in Industry Day, please email India Ballard.


9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Check in and light breakfast items (parents/guardians also welcome) 

10:15 - 10:20 a.m. 


10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Student panel

  • Sydney Pearson (senior, systems engineering) Mercedes Benz Vans
  • Nisa Soltani (senior, electrical engineering)
  • Alyssa McCormick (senior, mathematics and data science)
  • Channing Smith (senior, computer science)

11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. 

  • SSME Interaction and Break

11:50 a.m. - Noon

  • Attendee Picture 

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote speaker 

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 

Pro-Tips Faculty panel

  • Qian Zhang (engineering)
  • Maryam Mahdikhani (supply chain)
  • Ellie Lovellette (computing) 
  • Kate Owens (math)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Tour of Campus

3:00 p.m. 

Closing remarks, adjournment
Renée McCauley, Chair, Department of Computer Science