Welcome to Women in Architecture and Engineering. The purpose of the club is to introduce women to an underrepresented field in STEM, Engineering. To explore and develop our skills and experience in architecture and engineering as students through hands-on activities, field studies, and community service and participation as well as to support and encourage comradery between different designers along with promoting creative thinking and the development of STEM careers.
Our club has 22 members with 2018-19 Field Studies:
- St. Augustine Historic Walking Tour, September 13, 2018
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Habitat Hunt, October 5, 2018
- Model Water Tower Competition, October 20, 2018
- Dream Big: Engineering our World, October 23, 2018
- UF Environmental Design College Visit, November 8, 2018
- Generation WOW at UNF on November 14, 2018
- Construction Career Days at Equestrian Center, February 28, 2019
- ACE construction site visit, TBD
We sponsor Female Young Professional Breakfasts, here are the highlights from 2018-19:
- Cereal at BTHS with Auburn 1st year Architect student, October
Service Opportunities include:
- STEM in a Box with Middle School, October 2018 and January 2019
- Habitat for Humanity, St Augustine, FL on April 13, 2019
We celebrate Women in Architecture of Achievement…
French architect Manuelle Gautrand has been named as this year’s laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, making her the first woman to receive the accolade. The annual European Prize for Architecture was set up in 2010 to recognise European architects who have made a commitment to advance “the principles of European humanism and the art of architecture”. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the founder of architecture firm BIG, and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava are among the previous winners of the prize described as the “highest award for architecture”.
We celebrate Women in Engineering of Achievement…
Nancy D. Fitzroy (the major professional engineering society – ASME’s first woman president), Yvonne C. Brill, Sally Ride, Kate Gleason, and Lillian Moller Gilbreth are five trailblazers who entered the profession of engineering at a time when opportunities for women were limited, but despite all odds they went on to change history. Driven by their passion for science, each of them made significant contributions to engineering and paved the way for other women to follow.