Hypatia, the engineering learning community for women, brings together first-year engineering students in a residential environment to provide encouragement and support in their pursuit of a career in engineering.
Hypatia was named for Hypatia of Alexandria, an Egyptian scholar born around the year 360 AD. She is considered the first notable female mathematician, and she taught astronomy and philosophy. Her father was the last librarian of the famous Library of Alexandria, and he educated her as fully as if she were a male. Just as she was a great achiever and broke boundaries for the intellectual women of her time, we hope to do the same.
As a participant of Hypatia, students live in the same residential hall with the other women engineering students as well as upper class Hypatia mentors. Hypatia is a great choice for anyone who is interested in resources such as: