Women in Engineering invites high school juniors to Purdue campus

March 25, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Registration is open for a free, one-day program April 8 for high school juniors interested in engineering at Purdue University.

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

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

Students will be able to choose two engineering disciplines to explore more deeply. They may also 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 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms with a presentation by a Purdue alumna.

Those arriving on Sunday, April 7, will be able to check in from 7-8:30 p.m. 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.

Registration deadline is March 29.

More information and online registration are available at http://www.purdue.edu/WIEP

More information also is available by contacting the WIEP staff at 765-494-3889 or puwie@ecn.purdue.edu.

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

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

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