Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Save the Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Online registration is now available!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is a FREE one-day on-campus event designed to increase interest in engineering among early high school students. The day features hands-on activities and interaction with current engineering students for participants and information sessions for parents. The Women in Engineering Program's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is part of National Engineer's Week programming. High School Freshmen and Sophomores are welcome to participate.

Discover How Engineers are Changing People's Lives

  • Learn about the different engineering disciplines
  • Meet and work with current engineering students
  • Make new friends over lunch in a Purdue Dining Hall
  • Previous program schedule in brief

Find out more about eWeek and National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!

Suggested Activities for Visiting Parents and Siblings of IGED Participants

Please take advantage of what is offered on campus and in our local community as your daughter participates in IGED. In addition to the listing of suggested activities, Lafayette/West Lafayette Visitors Center is open from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and is located at 301 Frontage Road in Lafayette, Indiana. For further information call 1-800-872-6648 or go online to

Parents/Guardians, we encourage you to attend our free Parent Information Session in coordination with IGED. While your daughter embarks on her IGED experience escorted throughout the day by a female student in engineering, staff from Women in Engineering, current engineering students and industry representatives will host this parent session on resources and opportunities for encouraging your daughter’s interest in engineering.

Hands-On Engineering Activities for K-8th Grade

K-8 students may participate in fun, hands-on engineering activities during the Imagination, Innovation, Discovery, & Design (I2D2) Open House from 10am-1pm inside the atrium of the Armstrong Hall of Engineering Building. This event provides an opportunity for ALL students in grades K-8 to explore basic engineering concepts with guidance from current engineering students. There is no registration required. Feel free to come at any time; howerver, we ask that parents remain with their children. If you have any questions, please email Sue Bayley, Outreach Coordinator or call the WIEP office at (756) 496-7442. 

Intro A Girl

Additional Self-Guided Activities on Campus/In Local Community
  • If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, you may download the free Purdue Campus Tour application, which features an interactive map. It provides in-depth information about Purdue’s buildings and landmarks as the user walks near them. The app also offers a section of information about student life, history, and tradition. To download, search for “Purdue Campus Tour” in the App Store. It is created by Purdue University and should be the first result.
  • Self-guided walking tour of campus
  • The Office of Admissions is open on Saturdays for information from 10:30 am – noon (Schleman Hall, Room 109)
  • Classrooms in most buildings on campus are open on Saturdays until 12:30 pm.
  • Other campus sites to visit include Residence Halls (see above), food courts, and the Purdue Memorial Union
  • Other fun activities to consider for your day:
    • Lunch in a university residences food court or at the Purdue Memorial Union. 
    • Bowling at the Purdue Memorial Union (Union Rack and Roll)
    • Ice Skating in Wabash Landing:
    • Shopping offered at campus bookstores, the Levee area near campus, Wabash Landing area near campus, and the Tippecanoe Mall 
  • Information about our community can be also be found at or at the The Lafayette/West Lafayette Visitors Center at Exit 172 on I-65 (open 10 am – 4 pm; 301 Frontage Road, Lafayette, Indiana; 1-800-872-6648).

Nearby Attractions Include:

Wabash 9 Movie Theater
All Fired Up (Pottery)
Nine Irish Brothers Pub
Buffalo Wild Wings
Moe’s Southwest Grill 
Scotty’s Brewhouse

Directions to the Levee/Wabash Landing:

Exit the Northwestern Parking Garage through the Grant Street exit, Turn RIGHT onto GRANT STREET, Make a LEFT onto NORTHWESTERN AVE, Make a SLIGHT LEFT onto US-231/WIGGINS ST., Take the US-231 / IN-43 N ramp
Turn RIGHT onto NORTH RIVER ROAD/ US-231, Turn LEFT onto HOWARD STREET (First light), Turn LEFT onto BROWN STREET.

Directions from Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering:

Exit the Northwestern Parking Garage through the Grant Street exit; Turn RIGHT onto GRANT STREET; Make a LEFT onto NORTHWESTERN AVE; Make a SLIGHT LEFT onto US-231/WIGGINS ST.; Take the US-231 / IN-43 N ramp
Turn RIGHT onto NORTH RIVER ROAD/ US-231; Turn LEFT onto IN-26 / E STATE STREET; Turn RIGHT onto MAIN STREET, continue to follow MAIN STREET; Make a SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-52; End at the Tippecanoe Mall on your left.

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