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Enticing, Engaging and Empowering Emerging Engineers

The E5−Enticing, Engaging, and Empowering Emerging Engineers program at Allan Hancock College provides female engineering students with the support and resources to successfully transfer to a four- year university and achieve their full potential as engineers and as leaders. Through peer, faculty, university, and industry partnerships, the E5 program connects students to a PA2TH network supporting their professional and academic advancement.

PA2T H Network Professional & Academic Advancement for Technical Females at Hancock College

  • Professional networking
  • Peer and faculty support
  • Mentorship and skill development
  • Career advancement activities
  • Scholarship and internship opportunities

Spring 2024 Activities

Date & Time / Location 


Monday, February 5 at 11 am 


E5 Informational Meeting 

Come learn about what the program has to offer and get connected with other ladies pursing majors in engineering, computer science and architecture. 

Friday, February 9 at 12 pm 



Topic- Setting yourself up for a successful semester.

Friday, February 23 at 1 pm 


Guest Speaker 

Stephanie Carpintero-Flores, AHC and Cal Poly Alumna, Computer Scientist at RG Next- Defense and Space Manufacturing   

Friday, March 15 - Saturday, March 16 

San Jose State Univeristy 


Silicon Valley Women in Engineering Conference at SJSU- provides opportunities to learn cutting-edge topics and career development skills.

To RSVP for an E5 activity or for more information, please contact Angelica Eulloqui at .


BHW Scholarship

The BHW Scholarship offers $3,000 to a female student pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. This scholarship is offered by tech firm The BHW Group in Austin, Texas.

Scholarship America’s Dream Award

This program offers renewable scholarships to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who demonstrate financial need. Applicants have to be at least 17 years old; U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent); and plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Science Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the female STEM student who creates a winning three-minute YouTube video on the STEM subject of her choosing. Offered by the makers of Cards Against Humanity, the scholarship covers a full ride at the winner's chosen college or university. Additional partial scholarships are also offered.

SMART Scholarship

This scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense is pretty incredible and covers the full cost of tuition up to $38k. The SMART Scholarship is open to students who are citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application, at least 18 years of age, able to complete at least one summer internship (if interested in a multi-year award), willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD, and pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines prioritized by the DOD. (See the site for details. Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Institute of Industrial & System Engineers

IISE's Scholarships and Fellowships Program recognizes graduate and undergraduate industrial engineering students for academic excellence and campus leadership. The nominee's scholastic ability, character, leadership, and potential service to the industrial engineering profession are all considered by the scholarship fund trustees when selecting the scholarship recipients.

UPS Scholarship for Female Students

This award is for female students who are studying industrial engineering. Schools may be located in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico

American Airlines/Women In Aviation Engineering Scholarship

Women looking to pursue a career in aeronautical, electrical, or mechanical engineering within the airline industry are welcome to apply for one of these four awards. Applicants must be members of Women in Aviation to qualify.

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships

Two one-year $10,000 undergraduate engineering scholarships available annually.  Scholarship was established by The Carrier Corporation in memory of its founder, who’s known widely for his numerous and significant contributions to establishing air conditioning as an industry.  Carrier installed the world’s first scientifically designed air conditioning system in 1902.

Gordon V. R. Holness Scholarship

One-year scholarship established by and named for a former ASHRAE President (2009-2010).  Presidential Theme: Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past

Reuben Trane Scholarships

Three two-year $10,000 undergraduate engineering scholarships awarded $5,000 per year over two years.  Scholarship was established in memory of The Trane Company founder, an engineer, inventor & business executive, whose manufacturing enterprise ranks today as one of the world’s largest in the HVAC&R industry.


Lynn G. Bellenger Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students who are enrolled full-time in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher


Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

Ten winners are selected for awards through the Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship. Applicants must be women pursuing degrees in computer science, engineering, or technical studies

Nutanix ♥heart Advancing Women in Technology Scholarship Program

In 2018, Nutanix created the Advancing Women in Technology Scholarship program, designed to help future tech leaders to pursue and complete their education goals. We are offering up to ten scholarships to students in the United States, India, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Mexico who want to apply their passion for technology while advancing women in the field to make a positive impact on the industry and the planet.

Society of Women in Engineering Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and fields related to engineering. In 2022, SWE awarded nearly 330 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $1,700,000!





Primary factors why females feel they succeed in Engineering

Christine Reed, Fall 2016 sabbatical research project

  • They believe there is no option of failure; they must accomplish their goal to provide a better future for their family and themselves
  • They believe that if they work hard, anything is possible; it's not a matter of predetermined natural talent
  • They believe in their ability to overcome challenges and finish what they start
  • They don’t accept prevailing cultural norms as limitations or let it affect their confidence levels, but use it as a driving force
  • They are comfortable being an outsider and of the minority
  • They recognize that finding interest in certain topics of engineering serve as reminders of their passion for the profession
  • They engage in resources and strong support systems
  • They have other females to lean on and for which they can gain strength and motivation

cesiaI experienced different communication styles many times between my male peers and me. It just didn’t seem to match. But they needed diversity – a woman’s perspective. They needed a splash of pink in the project. And it paid off in the grade we received as a team.

Cesia Cazares
AHC MESA/Cal Poly MESA Alum Mechanical Engineering

Spring 2018 AHC Female Engineering Students Attend: WIN THE FUTURE

by Christine Reed, MESA Counselor/Coordinator

On March 17 2018, five Allan Hancock College female students studying engineering attended the fourth annual Silicon Valley Women in Engineering conference titled WIN THE FUTURE. This one-day learning and networking experience for students, professors, and women leaders is hosted by San Jose State University and is packed with conferenceTech Talks, professional development workshops, career panels, and an Innovation Showcase. Keynote speakers included Maggie Johnson - Director of Education at Google, Darlene Solomon – Chief Technology Officer at Agilent Technologies, and Lakecia Gunter – Chief of Staff & Technical Assistant to CEO at Intel.

Workshops offered learning experiences on assertive communication, winning future jobs, interpersonal skills in the workplace, negotiations skills, and planning for career success. Information was presented on emerging technologies such as energy generation and management, cybersecurity, wearable and medical devices, augmented/virtual reality, disaster response and warning, smart transportation, next-generation diagnostics, artificial intelligence, smart homes and manufacturing, and personalized medicine.

For more information on this conference visit