Providing education and empowerment.

Audrey Pool O’Neal, Ph.D.
Director | WE@UCLA
Lecturer | Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

“My job is to make sure women understand the challenges they will face in engineering and have the skills to meet them successfully.” — Audrey Pool O’Neal, Ph.D.

WE@UCLAOpen to all undergraduate and graduate level women engineers at UCLA and encompassing UCLA’s extensive network of active alumnae, WE@UCLA is committed to maintaining an environment that enhances the personal and professional development of women, provides opportunities and resources for women to develop self-efficacy and leadership skills, and facilitates their entry into academic, industrial and research careers.

Female students in UCLA Samueli are automatically enrolled in the program, providing them with access to unique opportunities to help facilitate academic and career success, including:

• Peer Mentorship

• Early Research/Internship

• Team Building Activities

• Professional/Leadership/Ethical development

• Alumni/Industry outreach

WE@UCLA depends on the active participation of our community – and there are many ways to be involved:

• Volunteer for Events

• Be a Mentor Volunteer, sign up at UCLA ONE, or contact , Assistant Director, Alumni Relations

• Be a Guest Panelist for WE@UCLA Academy, contact , Director of WE@UCLA

• Sponsoring WE@UCLA activities, contact , Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

• Donate to WE@UCLA, click here.

WE@UCLA Academy Curriculum

Session Date Topic Content Engagement Opportunities

Fall Quarter

Saturday, 10/14
12:00 to 2:30PM
Location TBD
Professional Toolkit:
Powerful Resumes
& Interviews
12:00-12:15: Opening, Welcome & Intros (15m)
  • Technical Interviews Trainer/Speaker
  • 10-15 professionals for mock interviews/resume reviews
12:15-12:30: Icebreaker: Building trust (15m)
12:30-1:20: Technical Interview Training (50m)
1:20-2:20: Resume Reviews + Mock Interviews (60m)
2:20-2:30: Closing (10m)
Saturday, 10/21
12:00 to 2:00PM

Location TBD
Leadership and Community 12:00-12:10: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)
  • Keynote speaker
  • 4-5 panelists
12:10-12:40: Value of community Keynote (30m)
12:40-1:00: Your “Board of Advisors” Activity (20m)
1:00-2:00: Journey to leadership panel (60m)

Winter Quarter

Saturday 1/20
12:00 to 2:00PM

JWAC Founders Room
Collaborative Leadership & Team Building 12:00-12:10: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)
  • Keynote speaker
  • Team building trainer
12:10-12:40: No ‘I’ in Team Keynote (30m)
12:40-1:30: Building a successful team training (50m)
1:30-2:00: Working together activity (30m)
Saturday, 1/27
12:00 to 2:00PM

Boelter Penthouse
Gender & Leadership 12:00-12:10: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)
  • Keynote speaker
  • 4-5 panelists (all genders)
12:10-12:30: Gender + workplace video & chat (20m)
12:30-1:00: Female Leaders Keynote (30m)
1:00-2:00: Gender in the workplace panel (60m)

Spring Quarter

Saturday, 4/7
12:00 to 2:00PM

Boelter Penthouse
Ethical Leadership: Building Trust, Credibility & Respect 12:00-12:20: Icebreaker: Ethics & Values (20m)
  • Keynote speaker
  • 4-5 panelists (all genders)
12:20-12:40: Ethical Leadership Keynote (20m)
12:40-1:00: How would you decide? Activity (20m)
1:00-2:00: Building trust and respect panel (60m)
Saturday 4/21
1:30 to 4:00PM

Carnesale Commons – Hermosa Room
Your Leadership Style: Vision, Mission & Values 1:30-1:40: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)
  • Keynote speaker
  • True Colors Trainer
1:40-2:15:  True Colors training (35m)
2:15-3:00:  Your vision, mission and values (45 m)
3:00-3:30:  Leading for the Future Keynote (30m)
3:30-4:00: Closing and Celebration


Computer science alumna receives two major fellowships

Iris Cong, a 2017 UCLA Samueli Engineering alumna now studying physics at Harvard University, has received two major graduate fellowships in the past few weeks – the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.

UCLA Rocket Project Aims for the Stratosphere

The Odyssey 1 has already soared more than 12,000 feet above the earth, higher than any other student-built, liquid-fueled rocket.
On March 10, in a remote section of the Mojave Desert, more than two hours from campus

UCLA Engineering