Women in the Polytechnic

Of the 4900+ students at Purdue polytechnic, approximately 20 percent are female. That means there are nearly 1000 young women in the Polytechnic who, like you, are interested in innovation and fascinated by how things work.

  Meet Our Students

Hear their advice and learn about their majors.

Get connected
and experience all that Purdue Polytechnic offers!

Student Organizations

WIT
 
Woment in Construction Management
WIT
 
Women in Aviation

Diversity and Cultural Centers

BCC

Everyone is invited! Expand your horizons, learn about traditions and make new friends by visiting a campus cultural center.

 

Club Sports

Club Sports

At Purdue, you don’t need to be a full-time athlete to participate in sports. The Club Sports program offers dozens of sports teams, including co-ed and single-gender, to get your heart beating! Here are just a few:

Learning Community

Sorority and Cooperative Housing

Multicultural and Diversity-Based Sororities

Sorority and Cooperative Housing
 

Historically Black Sororities

National Pan-Hellenic Council
Faith Spencer

Boilermaker weighs in on how she put her interests on a career path.

As a high school student, Faith Spencer always thought she knew what she wanted to do after high school.

As someone who did well in math and science classes and had multiple Boilermakers in the family, she set her sights on a career in engineering. So it was a natural decision to take part in several summer engineering programs for high schoolers.

See Faith's Story

  Meet Our Alumni

Allie Knepp
"The Department of Computer Graphics Technology prepared me by conducting hands-on courses where I would receive a key portfolio piece each semester. The department is also a major advocate for students to acquire jobs and internships – and an internship is what made me better qualified for my new position."
Allie Knepp
Web Programming & Design
Amirah Gibbons
"My favorite professor was Dawn Laux. As a young woman in a technology field, it felt amazing to have a female professor who helped me further understand the world of technology."
Amirah Gibbons
Cybersecurity
Angie Walqui
"My education through the Polytechnic opened doors for external learning opportunities every summer. These experiences developed my understanding of industry and helped me home in on what I wanted to do post-graduation. Additionally, my involvement with the Polytechnic's Minority Technology Association was a major factor for me in providing an environment for growth and leadership."
Angie Walqui
Cybersecurity
Lindsay Harper
"Tech 101, Women in Technology, shaped my college experience and gave me a support system where I could connect with others that were like me."
Lindsay Harper
Computer and Information Technology
Twyla Brown
"Purdue Polytechnic helped me see a wide range of possibilities within my career. They let me explore design, programming, and manufacturing processes to be a well-rounded leader I am today."
Twyla Brown
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Emily Hoy
"My favorite class was cybercriminology with Dr. Kate, because I found the material so interesting. I could see myself focusing more on that in the future."
Emily Hoy
Cybersecurity