A Place to Belong
The new Womxn in Mechanical Engineering club brings students together
Womxn in Mechanical Engineering was created last year by a group of students to support women within the major by creating an inclusive environment. The club meets for weekly lunches and study sessions and hosts events in the machine shops. During their most recent machine shop social, students learned about the engineering design process and made a variation of a wooden armrest.
“For me, machine shop night and the club are important because I think it can be easy to forget the benefits of community when we get overwhelmed by school. It’s beautiful to spend time with people that have had similar challenges to help us overcome our own,” said Emily Hubbard, mechanical engineering fifth-year and Womxn in Mechanical Engineering president.