Women in Engineering Day
Save the Date: October 25, 2019
Women in Engineering (WIE) Day is a free one-day workshop held in October for female high school students, grades 11-12. The event is designed to introduce students to career options in engineering and computer science.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- PARTICIPATE in hands-on engineering design activities
- EARN a scholarship toward your undergraduate degree in engineering
- LEARN about the diversity of careers in engineering
- INTERACT with current students, faculty and industry professionals
- TOUR engineering labs and research facilities
The goal of the program is to encourage pre-college women to consider careers in engineering or computer science. Women in Engineering Day participants show an aptitude and interest in majoring in technical fields, and excel in school. This workshop provides the opportunity for students to explore future career possibilities through hands-on activities, exposure to current engineering students, faculty, and professionals, as well as interaction with specific engineering disciplines.
Women in Engineering Day Prerequisites
- Female junior or senior high school student
- An interest to learn about what engineers do
- A desire for career that makes a real-world difference
Women in Engineering Day is limited to 80 participants.
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Women in Engineering Exploration for 9th and 10th Graders
Save the date: February 2020
A new event held this year in conjunction with the annual Engineering Design EXPO and in partnership with the U of I Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The exploration is an event for 9th and 10th grade girls who are interested in engineering but want to better understand engineering through hands-on activities and experience with the disciplines, students, actual female alumni who are engineers and U of I Engineering programs.