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, an engineering panel, lab tours, lunch and more!
The 2012 Women in Engineering Day will be held on Friday, October 19, in the thinkTANK in the Janssen Engineering Building 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.
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 Question and Answer session with a panel of professional and student engineers, a design competition, 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 2012 WIE DAY will take place Friday, October 19. . The day begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and all activities will conclude by 3:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Senior Design Suite, Gauss Johnson Engineering Building, Room 108A. If you are arriving on Friday please arrive by 7:45 a.m. for registration.
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?
WIE DAY participants must apply online. After sumbitting your application, additional information will be provided with additional details about the event, extracurricular activies and housing options.