SIUE’s Seventh Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 16
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting its seventh annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the SIUE School of Engineering building.
Approximately 250 girls from grades 5-8 are expected to attend the daylong event that offers exposure to the engineering field. Participants will complete a total of five activities, covering the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and computer science.
Small groups will use teamwork to design and create their projects. The creative problem solving aspects of engineering will be discussed and explored. The participants will work collaboratively on projects, be encouraged to ask questions and use their imagination.
Once again this year, professional women engineers and SIUE students will be on site providing support and guidance to program participants. Following the completion of each activity, the professional engineers and the SIUE engineering students will offer analysis and ask the participants probing questions about the project.
Photo: SIUE School of Engineering Dean Cem Karacal welcomes participants to a previous Society of Women Engineers’ Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.