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January 27, 2014

Women in Engineering invite high school girls for day on campus

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program invites high school freshmen and sophomores to campus Feb. 22.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those attending will spend the day with current Purdue engineering students. They will explore three areas in engineering from among aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer and electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical and nuclear.

The program is free and lunch will be provided.

Those attending are asked to register by Feb. 17.  More information and registration are available at http://www.purdue.edu/wiep

For questions on the program, call Dawn Mikels at 765-494-3889 or email djmikels@purdue.edu.

Also, on Feb. 22, WIEP will hold an Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design (I2D2), open house for K-8 students.

Students and their families may come any time from 9 a.m. to noon to explore open exhibits. Students and families also will be able to participate in hands-on activities that explore basic engineering concepts under the guidance of engineering students.

The program is free and no pre-registration is required although groups of eight or more planning to attend are asked to contact Sue Bayley by calling 765-496-7442 or emailing sbayley@purdue.edu. Children must be under parental supervision during the event. 

More information is available at http://www.purdue.edu/wiep.

For questions onI2D2, call or email Bayley.

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustion@purdue.edu

Sources: Dawn Mikels, 765-494-3889, djmikels@purdue.edu

Sue Bayley, 765-496-7442, sbayley@purdue.edu