Women in the Polytechnic

Of the 5500+ students at Purdue polytechnic, over 23 percent are female. That means there are nearly 1300 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

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
Shanna Morrett
"I wanted to become an architect, but I knew I wanted to explore technology. The CGT program offered the avenue to explore both construction and my creative side and gave me problem-solving skills to succeed and excel, no matter what project I was working on."
Shanna Morrett
Computer Graphics Technology
Heather Battinich
"Internship and study abroad opportunities, hands-on lab experiences, independent and team projects, leadership events, mentorship opportunities with Women in Technology and the School of Engineering Technology – all of these opportunities have made me feel like a well-rounded candidate for my upcoming job."
Heather Battinich
Mechatronics Engineering Technology
Melody Birmingham-Byrd
"The work I've done over my career demonstrates that progress is in the making, and that boundaries can be removed when it comes to what women, African Americans or people who come from non-traditional backgrounds in their industry can do when they have the desire, tenacity, ability and are provided the opportunity."
Melody Birmingham-Byrd
Organizational Leadership
Vivianette Ocasio-Colvin
"My time at Purdue prepared me for challenges in all kinds of interactive mediums. Focusing my education in topics around human computer interaction, computer graphics technology, and game design has empowered me to create amazing interactive experiences for players worldwide."
Vivianette Ocasio-Colvin
Computer Graphics Technology
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