Washington University in St. Louis Society of Women Engineers
Women in Engineering Day
2013 Event Info
Thank you for your interest! Registration for the 2013 event is now closed.
High school females in the St. Louis area have a great opportunity to learn more about engineering this February!
What: Women in Engineering Day – A day devoted solely to female engineers. Get hands-on exposure to science, math, and engineering while attending seminars given by Washington University faculty and student groups and participating in the Engineering Olympics. Interested students are also invited to spend the night on-campus with a Washington University SWE member (optional, but highly encouraged).
Who: High school women wanting to learn more about engineering and have fun
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013 (optional overnight stay Friday, February 22nd)
Where: Washington University in St. Louis engineering complex
Cost: $12. (Includes lunch on Saturday for all participants as well as Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast for girls choosing to stay overnight.) Checks should be made out to The Society of Women Engineers.
*The payment is non-refundable.*
Register online and mail your check and the Parent/Guardian Approval for Participation form by February 1st. If you have not yet received this Parent/Guardian consent form, it is on its way in the mail. Alternatively, paper registration forms are available and may be mailed with your check and Parent/Guardian consent form by February 1st. Send all checks and forms to:
Office of Student Activities - Attn: Society of Women Engineers
Campus Box 1128
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
Below is a sample schedule from last year’s event:
Friday, February 24th, 2012:
Students will arrive at Washington University at on Friday evening at 6:00pm. Students will be have dinner with Washington University SWE members at the South Forty House (a WU campus dining facility). After dinner, high school and college students will gather to play games, eat ice cream, and watch a movie. High school students will then leave with their pre-assigned college hosts and to spend the night in the dormitories.
Saturday, February 25th, 2012:
Students will be guided to the Engineering Complex the next morning to have breakfast. Students who opted not to spend the night on campus will arrive at the Engineering Complex for registration at 9:00 am. The morning will be devoted to attending various seminars and hands-on activities led by faculty and student groups of the Washington University Engineering School. These seminars will highlight several different engineering disciplines. After lunch (provided) students will team up for the Engineering Olympics, a series of mini design and communication projects. Prizes will be awarded! The day will close at 3:30 pm after a panel discussion featuring women in engineering including: an undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, and admissions representative.
Although the Friday activities are optional, we encourage students to come, as it is a great way to meet and socialize with women at both the high school and college level.
Scholarships are available for students who are unable to cover the cost of the event.
Teachers: One teacher from every school that sends students is invited to come along free of charge. Additional teachers are also welcome for a five dollar fee. Note that no unique activities are planned for teachers.
Women in Engineering Day will be fun-filled and an excellent learning opportunity. We hope to see you there!
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