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VEX teams smile at the camera with their robots.

Women in Engineering supports three project teams led by undergraduates (freshman through senior) and graduate student mentors. These teams offer students of all genders a self-directed opportunity to participate in project design and leadership, and enhance their technical skills outside the classroom.

WE Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team

The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV ) team designs, develops and fabricates an autonomous underwater vehicle to compete in the annual AUVSI Robosub competition in San Diego, California. Creating an AUV offers challenges for students to problem solve and apply creative ideas to practice the engineering profession. Join the mechanical, electrical and programming subteams to fabricate the AUV and use Arduino-based platforms and program in Python/MatLab.

WE Supermileage Team

Students design and build a lightweight, fuel-efficient, single-person vehicle to compete in the SAE International challenge in Marshall, Michigan in June. Team members learn how to fabricate a chassis, design steering and braking systems, and customize a small engine for fuel efficiency. 


Students design, build and program a robot using VEX parts to compete in a regional challenge in Houston , Texas, in February. Using electrical, mechanical and computer programming skills, team members learn C/C++ programming languages to navigate through props and showcase autonomous features.