Applications Open

The WE Local Collegiate Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to build their resumes and receive direct feedback from other women engineers on their research. Applications to enter the Collegiate Competition are open now. Apply before November 11, 2019.

At the WE Local Collegiate Competition, undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their research to a broad technical audience in three styles: short form abstract submission, visual poster presentation and face-to-face discussion. This allows for students to learn and gain insight on their research, and to receive live feedback and encouragement from others within the STEM field.

Submission Categories

There are two submission categories: Undergraduate Collegiate and Graduate Collegiate. All applicants are required to submit an online abstract for judging.


Finalists of the WE Local Collegiate Competition will receive a $250 stipend and complimentary collegiate premier registration to compete in the technical poster competition at WE Local Des Moines. They will also be recognized during the WE Achieve awards ceremony on Saturday evening where three finalists from each category will be awarded first, second and third place. Questions about the WE Local Collegiate Competition can be directed to
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