Hundreds attend SIUE’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

By on February 19, 2019

From RiverBender:  The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 200 young girls at its seventh annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, Feb. 16, in the SIUE School of Engineering building.

Girls from grades 5-8 attended the daylong event that offered exposure to the engineering field. Participants completed a total of five activities, covering the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and computer science.

Small groups used teamwork to design and create their projects. The creative problem solving aspects of engineering were discussed and explored. The participants worked collaboratively on projects, were encouraged to ask questions and use their imagination.

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