Westinghouse employees around the world are involved in the Women in Nuclear association, helping to raise public awareness of the benefits of nuclear technologies used in the energy, medical, food, and space exploration industries.
Westinghouse Women in Nuclear (W-WIN) is an association of Westinghouse Electric Company employees that:
- Provides a network through which women working in the nuclear energy and other industries that use nuclear technology can further their professional development
- Provides an organized association that provides the public with information about nuclear energy and nuclear technologies (medical uses, food irradiation, etc.)
- Supports an environment in fields of nuclear energy and nuclear technologies in which both women and men can succeed
The goal of W-WIN is to objectively inform Westinghouse employees and the public about nuclear energy and radiation. This is accomplished by:
- Continuing to support global, U.S. and regional chapters of WIN
- Providing communications channels between the W-WIN chapters, other WIN region chapters, customers, technical organizations, and professional organizations
- Offering support to WIN members who are striving for professional excellence by providing formal and informal mentoring and coaching opportunities, making presentations on technical topics and updates, communicating items of interest to working women, and providing guidance on continuing educational opportunities
- Working with education centers and community organizations to promote careers in engineering and nuclear technologies
WiN Global, an organization of over 2,000 professional women and men in 60 countries, was established in 1993 by a small group of women working in a variety of nuclear fields in Europe and the U.S. They were, and remain, interested in sharing their knowledge about nuclear technologies with women who are concerned about nuclear applications. The 1999 WiN Global meeting in Washington D.C. attracted women and men from 43 U. S. organizations, including 27 electric utilities. From this meeting, the U.S. WIN group emerged. Since 1999, the National Conference has been held annually in such places as Atlanta, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Tampa, San Antonio, and Chicago.
In 2003, U.S. WIN broadened its sphere of influence by inviting college students with majors in the technical studies relative to nuclear/radiation technologies to attend the conference. The students met and talked with professionals who work in fields that many of them will probably consider after college. For most of the students, the meeting was an important first step in developing a network of professional contacts.
Congratulations to our 2017 WIN scholarship winner, Jessica Viehman from Bethel Park Senior High School! And thank you to all 2017 WIN scholarship applicants!
Through its Women In Nuclear (WIN) chapter, Westinghouse Electric Company offers a $5,000 scholarship to a female high school senior graduating in the Spring of 2018 from a Pittsburgh area school. The candidate must intend to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences at an accredited college or university. This is the 12th year that Westinghouse WIN has offered this scholarship.