What is SEDSxFEM?
Collaborating with UCSD’s Formula SAE Team and the IDEA Engineering Student Center’s freshman scholars, the Female Engineering Mentorship focuses on providing opportunities to young engineers of diverse backgrounds. Paired with a SEDS mentor, members of each year’s cohort will work on technical design challenges, benefit from the community’s collective experiences, and eventually assimilate into SEDS and Triton Racing project teams.
Why is SEDSxFEM important?
Many programs focus on getting women into engineering but seem to fall short when it comes to retention. Our program focuses on creating a welcoming environment and laying the foundation for the mentee’s career by empowering them with both confidence and knowledge. After each student has completed their mentorship, they assimilate into our other member’s projects while remaining in the uplifting community of women.
|Fall Quarter||Winter Quarter||Year-Round|
|Weekly design challenges,|
Ease into project teams
|Assimilate to project teams,|
Higher time commitment,
Full SEDS or Triton Racing membership
|“Girl Group Chat” community discussions,|
Weekly mentor one-on-one,
Industry and academia guest speakers,
|Sophomore Year||Junior Year||Senior Year||Post-Grad|
|Focus on Internship/Research Preparation,|
Succeeding in difficult coursework
|Focus on planning for senior year,|
|Focus on getting hired|
full time, and/or apply
to and choose a graduate school
connections for industry and academia
How can I help?
For current students: We are looking for project designers and planners for the upcoming quarters. The mentorship opportunity is a chance to teach, motivate and inspire first-year students and improve the retention rate of female engineers. You will be a pivotal part of this experience by designing engineering challenges and providing feedback on the student’s work.
For Industry Professionals and Researchers: We are always open to having guest speakers at our community meetings. Please contact us at our email for more information.
For Everyone Else: We accept donations. Please email us through our contact link.
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Previous Guest Speakers
Previous Design Challenges
Avionics of a liquid bi-propellant rocket recovery system
-System and block diagram design
PID Control in both a lander prototype and a temperature-controlled spacecraft cabin
|Breana Guerrero: Environmental Systems, Mechanical Engineering||Tzinti Aguirre-Medina: Speculative Design||Vesal Razavimaleki: Electrical Engineering||Matt Santos: Computer Engineering|
|Joycee Ito: Electrical Engineering|