Women in Engineering invites high school seniors to campus

September 4, 2012  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Registration is open for a free, one-day program Oct. 15 for high school seniors interested in engineering at Purdue University.

"Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue" is sponsored by the Women in Engineering Program. Seniors, their parents and teachers are invited.

Participants will meet professors, current engineering students and practicing women engineers. They will hear from representatives of the first-year engineering program, financial aid and admissions.

Students will choose two engineering disciplines to explore more deeply. They also may choose an informative session from among the areas of professional practice experiences, global engineering, Engineering Projects in Community Service and honors engineering.

The day on campus will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms with a presentation by a Purdue alumna.

Those arriving on Oct. 14 will be able to check in from 7-8:30 p.m. EST in the atrium of Armstrong Hall of Engineering and attend a reception with College of Engineering staff members, faculty and representatives of various engineering clubs. Tours of Armstrong Hall labs will be available.

More information and online registration are available at http://www.purdue.edu/WIEP. The registration deadline is Oct. 8.

For questions about "SEE Purdue," contact the Women in Engineering Program staff at 765-494-3889 or at puwie@ecn.purdue.edu.

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

Source: Dawn Mikels, Women in Engineering Program, 765-494-3889, djmikels@purdue.edu

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