About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) is a national not-for-profit organization with over 700 members from engineering schools, small businesses, Fortune 500 corporations, and non-profit organizations. WEPAN works to transform culture in engineering education to attract, retain, and graduate women. With a clear focus on research-based issues and solutions, WEPAN helps its members develop a highly prepared, diverse engineering workforce for tomorrow.

WEPAN's network of members on 150 college and university campuses reaches 42,890 female engineering students or 60% of the female engineering students through campus-based programs and initiatives (WEPAN membership data and American Society of Engineering Educators [ASEE] Data Management System data). WEPAN's Institutional Members have an average 15% higher enrollment of women in engineering, than non-member campuses.

WEPAN began in 1990 as a collaboration of leaders at several major universities who were focused on supporting women in engineering fields of study. Since that time, membership has grown to include a variety of institutions of higher learning, including large research institutions, smaller technical or liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. Members also represent corporations, government agencies and other not-for-profit organizations who are focused on the full participation of women in engineering.

This journal is the annual conference proceedings of the organization.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Contributing to the Conference Program

Consult the WEPAN website for information about submitting to the annual conferences.



Journal History

WEPAN's National Conference is a lively annual forum for ideas and an opportunity for women engineers in academic, teaching, and corporate settings to share research and best practices that focuses on advancing knowledge, programs and expertise that improve the climate for and success of women in engineering.This site is the official digital archive of the Proceedings of the WEPAN National Conference.