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 on October 24, 2014, at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

WHO can come to WIE DAY?

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.

WHAT will I be doing at WIE DAY?

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 WIE DAY take place?

The WIE DAY will take place Friday, October 24. 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)

WHERE do I get to go for WIE DAY?

The University of Idaho in Moscow is the home of Idaho's most comprehensive engineering program. With a 100-year history of educating engineers, the University of Idaho College of Engineering confidently offers traditional and multidisciplinary approaches to preparing our students for the future.

Moscow is a culturally-rich college town in the middle of a booming region. Our summers offer warm temperatures and rivers perfect for fishing or water sports. Our natural surroundings provide a global hub for environmental and agricultural research.

Our residential campus provides more than 25 student residence communities: four apartment communities, 18 fraternities and nine sororities that provide you with all the living options you'd expect from a leading university.

WHY should I come to WIE DAY?

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 change the world!

HOW do I apply?

Please contact Shandy Lam (208) 885-6030 or slam@uidaho.edu for registration information. After submitting your application, additional information will be provided with additional details about the event, extracurricular activities and housing options.