Friday, January 26, 2018

Engineering Mini-Camp for High School girls

Widener University press release
Chester, PA -- The Society of Women Engineers and the Widener School of Engineering will hold the 19th-Annual Engineering Mini-Camp for High School Girls on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.
Students interested in science and math will attend for a hands-on introduction to the variety of problems solved by engineers daily and explore engineering careers in laboratory workshops. 

WHO: Over 200 high school female students from across the region. Members of the Philadelphia section of the Society of Women Engineers. Widener University female engineering students and alumni with assistance from the Women in Computing Club at Widener. 

WHAT: The camp will cover a range of engineering specialties and include lab sessions on nanotechnology, biomechanics, muscle development, computer animation, roller coaster design, tower building, bridge design software, aerodynamics, programming robots, lie detectors, pavement design with chocolate asphalt, reaction kinetics and electric-powered LEGO vehicles.
The complete lab schedule is available upon request.

There will also be two panel discussions between lab sessions. The first will be led by female engineers from the Philadelphia section of the Society of Women Engineers on the topic of career opportunities in engineering. The second will be a companion program for parents entitled “Sending Your Daughter to Engineering School.” 

WHEN:  Saturday, Feb. 3; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Labs: 10:20 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2:20 to 4 p.m.
     Panel discussions: 12:10-12:40 p.m. and 1:40-2:10 p.m. 

WHERE: Kirkbride Hall, Widener University, 1610 Walnut Street, Chester, PA 19013.

WHY: Event will have great visuals and a number of opportunities to interview participating high school students as well as leading female professionals in the engineering field. Students will also construct a tower out of drinking straws, build roller coasters out of tubes, create asphalt out of chocolate and study red blood cells. 
The camp is free to all participants.

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