Society of Women Engineers partners with Ingersoll Rand for 'Girl Scout Day'

February 24, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Girl Scouts from across Central Indiana will visit Purdue University on Feb. 27 to explore engineering through hands-on activities related to different engineering disciplines. 

The event is held annually by Purdue's Society of Women Engineers to spark interest in engineering and lead girls into engineering careers. This year's event, sponsored by Ingersoll Rand, will focus on improving energy efficiency.  

Girl Scouts will participate in a variety of activities that focus on different disciplines of engineering such as egg drop, earthquake structures and solar ovens, as well as exploring energy efficiency, which will be led by Ingersoll Rand. 

"We're really excited about the opportunity to sponsor Girl Scout Day," said Amanda Fles, Ingersoll Rand sourcing consultant and Purdue recruiting team leader. It allows us to partner with the society of women engineers to accomplish common goals of promoting engineering careers to young women and helping them see that those careers can make a difference in everyday lives. We're looking forward to teaching the Girl Scouts about energy efficiency in a really accessible and practical way." 

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand is a global diversified industrial firm providing products, services and solutions to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and enhance industrial productivity and efficiency. Driven by a 100-year-old tradition of technological innovation, it enables companies and their customers to create progress. For more information, visit

About Purdue Society of Women Engineers

The Purdue Society of Women engineers' goal is to empower and support women through inclusive and innovative high quality programs that provide technical and leadership experience in open and encouraging environments. PSWE is dedicated to motivating young women to attain the highest levels of education and
career advancement.

Contact: Emily Keen, Girl Scout Day chairperson, 407-433-7764,