Women in Technology | BAE Systems | United States

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Career Opportunities

Women In Technology

Students learn about mechanical engineering and software by building and programming a LEGO robot to complete a set of tasks.
Providing mentorship to female students to encourage their pursuit of a technical career. 
Women in Technology (WiT) is a collaborative effort between local area high schools and BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. WiT gives female high school students with an aptitude in math and science a practical, hands-on opportunity to explore careers in various technical disciplines. It also provides mentorship to the students to encourage and support them in their pursuit of a technical career. After completing the program, seniors who have been accepted to college with a declared major in engineering are encouraged to apply for a summer internship opportunity at BAE Systems.

Students are exposed to several aspects of engineering by participating in various technical rotations such as:

  • Software Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Optical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Other rotations include building skills in communication and presentation giving, as well as providing opportunities for students to attend networking events with engineers at BAE Systems to encourage insight into the industry.

 

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Round table between the BAE Systems' mentors and WiT participants.
Round table between the BAE Systems mentors and WiT participants.

Round table between the BAE Systems' mentors and WiT participants.

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Getting some hands on experience with soldering. Getting some hands on experience with soldering.

Getting some hands on experience with soldering.

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Giving a final presentation about their experiences in the program. Giving a final presentation about their experiences in the program.

Giving a final presentation about their experiences in the program.

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Learning the basics about electronics through working with breadboards and setting up the circuit for a simple electronic game system (yes you do get to keep the game system). Learning the basics about electronics through working with breadboards and setting up the circuit for a simple electronic game system (yes you do get to keep the game system).

Learning the basics about electronics through working with breadboards and setting up the circuit for a simple electronic game system (yes you do get to keep the game system).

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Program locations

Southern New Hampshire: October – February, 16 weeks

Partner High Schools:

  • Academy for Science and Design
  • Alvirne High School
  • The Derryfield School
  • Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
  • Hollis Brookline High School
  • Londonderry High School
  • Merrimack High School
  • Milford High School
  • Nashua High School North
  • Nashua High School South
  • Pelham High School
  • Pinkerton High School
  • Salem High School
  • Souhegan High School
 

Manassas, Virginia: November – February, 14 weeks
Partner High Schools:

  • Battlefield High School
  • Brentsville High School
  • C.D. Hylton High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Forest Park High School
  • Gar-Field High School
  • Governor’s School @ Innovation Park
  • Manassas Park High School
  • Osbourn High School
  • Osbourn Park High School
  • Patriot High School
  • Potomac Senior High School
  • Stonewall Jackson High School
  • Woodbridge High School

 

Greenlawn, New York: October – November, 6 weeks
Partner High Schools:

  • John Glenn High School
  • Harborfields High School
  • Huntington High School
  • Northport High School
 

How to apply and application deadlines

New Hampshire:  20 September 2016 - Application available soon

Manassas, Virginia:  14 October 2016 - Application available soon

Greenlawn, New York: 15 May 2016 - Application available under download

Site-specific applications will be available under the Downloads section in the upper right section of this page. Contact the WiT Coordinator, Site Lead, or your school guidance counselor for more information.

Don’t see your school listed but are interested in participating in WiT? Contact us for more information!