100 Women+ Strong

What is 100 Women+ Strong?

The 100 Women+ Strong program is dedicated to diversifying the fields of computer science, data science, and engineering by recruiting, retaining, and rewarding students from under-represented populations who pursue degrees in these areas. CSTEM will provide mentoring, scholarships, leadership and career development to empower EWU students who contribute to making these professions more inclusive.

Eastern Washington University expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. Learning happens in a variety of settings, and some of the most transformational learning happens outside the classroom.

100 Women+ Strong in Computing & Engineering is an innovative and dynamic program that empowers all students to achieve scholarly success and prepares them to thrive in inclusive careers.

These diverse professionals will make their mark in the growing engineering and technology careers in Eastern Washington and beyond!

To connect with 100 Women+ Strong members and stay up to date on upcoming events, join our Eagle Career Network Group.

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Transforming Lives

Shannon Kellam, ’19, received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from EWU—all while attending classes full time, serving as the president of the Rocketry Club, and raising two children as a single mother.

As if that weren’t enough, Kellam also helped build a 3D-printed prosthetic arm for Spokane fifth-grader Isaiah Strom. She worked with her professors to design, shape, print and string the prostheses. The skills she learned made her ready to hit the job market at Lamb Weston as an Associate Engineer.

But more importantly, she transformed a life.

Read the Story

100 Women+ Strong Mission


  • Increase under-represented populations student enrollment in computing, engineering, and data science.
  • Exceed the national average for under-represented students in computing and engineering
  • Targeted efforts at regional and on-campus events (FIRST Robotics, SEAPearch, K-12 STEM)


  • Partner with industry to recruit under-represented populations into the workforce
  • Resume building and interviews and interviewing workshops; references from mentors
  • Special recognition at the annual CSTEM Career Fair


  • Increase under-represented populations student enrollment in computing, engineering, and data science.
  • Match each student with an alumnae mentor in their discipline
  • Welcome events, leadership conferences, and network events for social and career support


  • Build appreciation for intercultural and gendered ways of communication and collaborating
  • increase value for diverse perspectives and ways of working
  • Enhance all students' abilities to contribute to inclusive workplaces


  • Award scholarships and fund opportunities for conferences
  • Create pipelines for internships
  • Professional development and mentoring

Contact Information

Jacqueline Coomes

Vice Provost
Academic Affairs

Pronouns: she/her