Females Leading Aggies as Mentors in Engineering (F.L.A.M.E.) was started in January 1998. This program has grown steadily since then. One of the main goals of F.L.A.M.E. is to enrich students by providing mentorship. The mentors are female engineers working in industry who come from different backgrounds.
Students are usually assigned to groups of 2-3 members, and then matched with a mentor who works in a discipline that the students are interested in. Bi-monthly contact is maintained via e-mail through discussion topics, which range from advice on college to interview tips, and even the occasional joke! Two professional workshops are put together each semester for the chance to meet a few mentors and socialize with other F.L.A.M.E. members.
In past semesters, several students were offered internship and co-op opportunities as a result of their participation in F.L.A.M.E. This program is truly a reflection of networking and support in continuing education.
Howdy! My name is Alissa Ordway and I am a computer engineering major from Dripping Springs, TX. I have been in SWE for 6 years now and it has taught me so much. I have taken part in FLAME, Big/Little, ExCEL, and multiple officer position’s with in SWE.