Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP)


The Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP), sponsored by Knowles Corporation, is a free, 4-week, non-residential program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about engineering through hands-on projects and field trips. Participants will also have an opportunity to work with world-renowned professors, meet COE students, make new friends, and earn a stipend upon successful completion of the program!

WIESP 2019 Application 

We encourage students who have an affinity for math and/or science to apply! You must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • 11th or 12th grade by Fall 2019
  • Overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher
  • Grades of As and Bs in math and science classes
  • Program Application: Coming Soon
    • Once application is submitted, mail official high school transcripts to:
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Engineering
Science and Engineering Offices
ATTN: Elsa Soto/WIESP2018
851 South Morgan Street, MC 159
Chicago, IL 60607
  • Teacher Evaluation (Recommendation) Form from a math/science teacher or high school counselor. Form can be found : Coming Soon

All application materials MUST be submitted no later than March 29, 2019. After your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an on-campus interview with our staff. Applicants will then be notified of their admission status in late April 2019.

WIESP 2019 Program Dates & Curriculum

DATES: TBD, Monday through Friday, 10AM-3PM

Curriculum information coming soon!