Access Engineering

Access Engineering (AE) partners with local summer programs (K-8th grade residential and day camps), bringing hands-on engineering activities led by trained female engineering role models to summer programs based on our successful outreach model with afterschool programs for over 4 years (I2D2).  Through partnerships with organizations listed below we anticipate that WIEP will impact over 1200 K-8th grade students in one summer! Depending on the camp format, we will visit some camps more than once with a different activity each time over the course of the summer. We will assess the impact of AE on students' perception of and familiarity with what engineers do as well as their perception of and interest in engineering before and after the AE program.


  • Increase positive perception of engineering/engineers
  • Increase interest in engineering in general and as a possible career
  • Provide information on how to pursue this new interest (e.g., handouts, konwledge to pursue math/science classes)

Community Partners

Brothers Drive Kinder Care

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Hannah Center

Imagination Station

Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Clubs

McAllister Parks & Recreation

Murdock Elementary FOCUS Program

Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS)



Handouts for Parents and Participants

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator: Sue Bayley, 

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