WiT participants 2018
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 STEM 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 curriculum 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.

Program locations

Fort Wayne, Indiana: March - May, 8 weeks
Current Partner School: Wayne High School
 
Southern New Hampshire: January – May, 16 weeks
Students within 25 miles of BAE Systems facility in Nashua, NH are eligible to apply for WIT in New Hampshire
 
Manassas, Virginia: November – February, 16 weeks
Current Partner High Schools:
  • Battlefield High School
  • Brentsville High School
  • C.D. Hylton High School
  • Colgan High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Forest Park High School
  • Gainesville 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
  • Paul VI Catholic High School
  • Potomac Senior High School
  • Unity Reed High School
  • Woodbridge High School
 
Greenlawn, New York: September – November, 9 weeks
Current Partner High Schools:
  • Cold Spring Harbor High School
  • Commack High School
  • John Glenn High School
  • Harborfields High School
  • Huntington High School
  • Northport High School
  • Smithtown High School
  • Syosset High School
 
Don’t see your school listed but are interested in participating in WiT? Contact us for more information!
 

How to apply and application deadlines

Applications are hosted on www.tallo.com/bae-systems. Students who are interested can create a profile in Tallo and then click the link below to fill out the application for their program of choice:
  • Manassas, Virginia
    • Applications for the November session are now open.
      To apply please download the application for the Manassas program, complete it and return it to the Program Coordinator listed in the application
  • New Hampshire
  • Greenlawn – Applications for the Fall 2022 session
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Contact the WiT Program Team, Site Lead, or your school guidance counselor for more information.

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