Women in Engineering (WIE) Day is a free 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!
All female students, grades 11-12, are invited to registers, especially those who excel in math and science, and all those interested in engineering career paths. 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 U of I campus. College staff are happy to arrange campus tours, financial aid meetings and more. Space is limited to the first 80 students that register.
You will be introduced to the myths and realities of being a female engineer. The day long event includes a design competition, networking session and tours of the University of Idaho College of Engineering's state of the art labs and facilities. 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.
The University of Idaho in Moscow is the home to Idaho's nationally recognized College of Engineering. With a 125-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.
At the end of the workshop, you will have much better idea of what it means to be an engineer, and how you can use your strengths in math and science to help make a difference in the world!