Chair Objectives

Retention and Inclusion

The Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering will foster the retention and inclusion of women in STEM and engineering. This includes supporting the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) club and developing new undergraduate summer research positions in the School of Engineering.

Professional Development for Students

The RISE conference brings together female engineers & scientists. This is a safe and engaging environment to discuss, share and learn about various professional development topics as well as talk about various professional development topics, career paths and hurdles.

Community Outreach

Led by Dr. Joanne O'Meara, a professor in the Department of Physics, outreach initiatives will involve kindergarten to grade eight students, introducing them to STEM concepts from a young age. O’Meara has more than 20 years' experience in the post-secondary education sector and is a strong advocate for engaging youth in STEM activities. Learn more about O’Meara.         

Building Community

Cultivating a connected, supported community is a critical mission for the Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering across campus and beyond. For example, GoEngGirl is held every year for girls in grades 7 to 10, and is run by amazing volunteers from WiSE.

2023 Doody Family Undergraduate Research Assistantship Positions

Learn and apply for the 2023 Doody Family Undergraduate Research Positions.