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October 22, 2012

Women in Engineering to host open house for K-6 grades

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program will host an open house Saturday (Oct. 27) to showcase an afterschool outreach program, “Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design” (I2D2).

 The program is free and open to students in grades K-6. It will be held in Armstrong Hall of Engineering, rooms 1103 and1109.

Students and their families may come any time from 9 a.m. to noon to visit the open exhibits. Families can participate in a hands-on activity at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

  Participants will explore basic engineering concepts under the guidance of engineering students.

 No preregistration is required. Children must be under parental supervision during the event.

 For more information, e-mail Becca Scott, I2D2 program coordinator, at scott116@purdue.edu or call the WIEP office at 765-496-7442.

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

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