Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day

Information from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:


My name is Abbie Gerth and I am with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My co-chair, Rebecca Ficht, and I are planning an event for high school girls called Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) that will happen on February 20, 2016. The event involves helping the girls explore the different fields of engineering through hands-on activities and would include a design challenge as well. A concurrent program for parents will also be provided including information sessions on topics such as financial aid, college admissions and engineering majors at Illinois. We would love to get some girls from your high school to come down and join us for the event! The event lasts from 10 am to 4 pm (with registration starting around 9:15 am and optional lab tours after the program ends at 4 pm). The event is free (a deposit required, fully refunded upon attendance), and lunch is included. Online registration can be found at:

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