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STEM Center for Women and Diversity


The Center for Women and Diversity at CBU strives to increase representation of women and women from racial and ethnic minorities by creating awareness, promoting interest and inspiring young women to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors in college and STEM careers; to prepare current female students for professional STEM careers, and to create a successful pipeline from K-12 through college graduation in STEM majors. 


Outreach Programs

• Future Women Engineers Program (FWEP)

The Future Women Engineers Program is a five-day summer program that includes hands-on activities in areas of Civil & Environmental, Chemical & Biochemical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. The program also includes industrial tours and talks by professional women engineers and scientists.


  • For high school female students (rising freshmen to rising seniors)
  • Strong academic performance in math and science

Future Women Engineers

• Society for Women Engineers

The goal of the Society of Women Engineers Program is o stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. CBU's collegiate section is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. 

Society for Women Engineers

Undergraduate Recruitment

GOAL: Increase the enrollment of female students in the Gadomski School of Engineering from current 22% to at least 30% over a five-year period.

School of Engineering Applications

Community Collaboration

Partnering with STEM focused groups for women in Memphis area to build STEM programs to engage students in STEM activities. Several organizations that the STEM Center aims to partner with include:

Girls Inc. 
Black Girls Code

Girl Scouts

Professional Development for Current Female Students in STEM Majors

Provide mentoring, networking opportunities and career guidance to current CBU female engineering students offering resources and professional development programs to excel in academics and to develop skills to become successful professional engineers and leaders.


Promotion of STEM Majors 

Conduct an annual training session to educate local teachers and career counselors about STEM majors and STEM career opportunities for women.

The STEM Center for Women and Diversity began in 2015 with the goals of increasing acess and opportunities for female and minortiy students, but we need your help to make these long-term objectives a reality! The STEM Center is also a seminal component of Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education. Learn more about how you can get involved below:

Faith in Progress