Access Engineering

Access Engineering (AE) partners with local summer programs (K-8th grade residential and day camps), bringing hands-on engineering activities led by trained female engineering role models to summer programs based on our successful outreach model with afterschool programs for over 4 years (I2D2). Through partnerships with organizations listed below we anticipate that WIEP will impact over 1200 K-8th grade students in one summer! Depending on the camp format, we will visit some camps more than once with a different activity each time over the course of the summer. We will assess the impact of AE on students' perception of and familiarity with what engineers do as well as their perception of and interest in engineering before and after the AE program.


  • Increase positive perception of engineering/engineers
  • Increase interest in engineering in general and as a possible career
  • Provide information on how to pursue this new interest (e.g., handouts, knowledge to pursue math/science classes)

Community Partners

  • Brothers Drive Kinder Care
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Hannah Center
  • Imagination Station
  • Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Clubs
  • McAllister Parks & Recreation
  • Murdock Elementary FOCUS Program
  • Purdue Athletes Life Success Program (PALS)
  • YMCA
  • YWCA

Handouts for Parents and Participants

Individuals of all races, genders, and backgrounds are welcome.

For more information, contact Assistant Director: Brianne Wrede, 

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