Introduce a Girl to Engineering DayPosted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Cindy Martens
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Recently, we participated in the Society of Women Engineers’ 7th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) at Bartle Hall. We had two co-workers volunteer. Linda Rottinghaus served as a mentor to three girls throughout the day, and Peggy Amor lent a hand at the industrial engineering booth.
Attended by high school students, IGED began with both industry and discipline fairs. The discipline fair was designed to show the different types of engineering, such as civil, industrial, etc. In contrast, the industry fair had booths from different companies, so students could learn more about the job opportunities available for each kind of engineer.
“It’s important to expose kids to all their options. IGED introduced students to new engineering disciplines. Throughout the day, they learned about everything from civil design to biochemical engineering,” said Peggy Amor, CPSM, Marketing Manager.
During lunch, the students listened to a presentation from keynote speaker, Tara M. Ruttley, PhD, who is an Associate Program Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. IGED also hosted building competitions, which allowed attendees to see who could create the strongest structure.