Women Inspiring Successful Engineers (WISE), College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Stacey Allen, a senior in mechanical engineering from Albuquerque, N.M., is the outstanding mentor for Women Inspiring Successful Engineers (WISE), a program that matches successful upperclasswomen in engineering with incoming freshman women for academic and personal support.
“Stacey is not only a wonderful and kind-hearted person, but she is also a great mentor,” said Lance Millis, director of Student Services for OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. “She is the type of person that leaves a lasting impression. Stacey has a bright personality and is always willing to lend a hand. She brings a smile to the face of everyone she meets and inspires those around her through her dedication to Oklahoma State and mechanical engineering.”
The college approached Allen last year when they found a large number of incoming women mechanical engineering students in need of a mentor. Not only did she accept the invitation to be a WISE Mentor, but she volunteered to mentor three students. She consistently met with her mentees and ensured that they were achieving their goals at Oklahoma State. She also helped plan meetings, including inviting a mechanical engineering expert to speak and organized the spring Graduate Panel. After serving as a mentor, Allen then applied for and is now serving on the WISE board as program coordinator.
In addition to her service to the college, Allen serves as Residential Life Ambassador at OSU, where she assists with day-to-day activities in the main housing office and gives tours of the residence halls. She will be graduating in May 2018. “Stacey is an integral part of our organization and a joy to be around,” Millis added.
About the Program: Women Inspiring Successful Engineers matches upperclasswomen in OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology with incoming freshmen women to provide academic and social support.