Women in Engineering 2013 High School Student Workshop University of Idaho

Fast Facts

Women in Engineering (WIE) Day is an one-day program to encourage pre-college women to investigate careers in engineering or computer science. It is an interactive workshop with hands-on activities, professional networking, lab tours, lunch and more!

The Women in Engineering Day will be held October 24, 2014, at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

WHO can come?

WIE DAY is open to female students, grades 11-12, who excel in math and science. Teachers are also invited to attend and learn more about introducing young women to the possibilities within engineering. While parents are asked to allow their daughters to mingle and work independently with the other participants, there are plenty of opportunities for parents to explore on the UI campus. The staff would be happy to arrange campus tours, financial aid meetings and more.  Space is limited to the first 80 students that apply.

WHAT will I be doing?

WIE DAY gives you an introduction to the myths and realities of being a female engineer. The workshop includes a design competition, networking session, and departmental tours of the University of Idaho's state of the art engineering labs. Many participants also take advantage of the opportunity to experience life on campus by arriving Thursday night and staying with student hosts in a residence hall or sorority.

HOW much will it cost?

There is no cost for the program - meals and housing (if you would like to stay on campus) will be provided.

WHEN does it take place?

WIE DAY is Friday, October 24, 2014. The day begins with breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and all activities will conclude by 3:00 p.m. If you are arriving on Friday please arrive by 7:30 a.m. for registration. (Specific locations and maps will be sent to all participants prior to the event)

WHAT do I get to see?

The University of Idaho in Moscow is the home to Idaho's nationally recognized College of Engineering. With a 100-year history of educating engineers, the College of Engineering offers traditional and multidisciplinary approaches to preparing students for the future success in engineering and computer science careers.  WIE day is your opportunity to tour our world-class facilities and also other areas of our beautiful campus such as the Kibbie Dome sports complex and Lionel Hampton School of Music.

WHY should I come?

At the end of the workshop, you will have much better idea of what it means to be a female engineer, and how you can use your strengths in math and science to help make a difference in the world!

HOW do I apply?

To register for Women in Engineering Day CLICK HERE or for additional information contact: 

Patricia Tilden
College of Engineering
Student Services Coordinator
(208) 885-6470 

After submitting your application, additional information will be provided with additional details about the event, extracurricular activities and housing options.