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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Save the Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is a FREE one-day on-campus event designed to increase interest in engineering among early high school students. The day features hands-on activities and interaction with current engineering students for participants and an information session for parents. The Women in Engineering Program's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is part of National Engineer's Week programming. High School freshmen and sophomores are welcome to participate.

Encounter engineering challenges that engage you within specific engineering disciplines, and hold relevance to a chosen theme. 

Ideal themes include:

  • Space
  • Engineering Everyday Products
  • Natural Disasters
  • Medicine

Find out more about eWeek and National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!

Suggested Activities for Visiting Parents and Siblings of IGED Participants

Please take advantage of what is offered on campus and in our local community as your daughter participates in IGED. In addition to the listing of suggested activities, Lafayette/West Lafayette Visitors Center is open from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and is located at 301 Frontage Road in Lafayette, Indiana. For further information call 1-800-872-6648 or go online to www.homeofpurdue.com.

Parents/guardians, we encourage you to attend our free Parent Information Session in coordination with IGED. While your daughter embarks on her IGED experience escorted throughout the day by a female student in engineering, staff from Women in Engineering, and industry representatives will host this parent session on resources and opportunities for encouraging your daughter’s interest in engineering.

Intro A Girl

Additional Campus and Local Community Information
  • If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, you may download the free Purdue Campus Tour application, which features an interactive map. It provides in-depth information about Purdue’s buildings and landmarks as the user walks near them. The app also offers a section of information about student life, history, and tradition. To download, search for “Purdue Campus Tour” in the App Store. It is created by Purdue University and should be the first result.
  • Other fun activities to consider for your day:
    • Lunch in a university residences food court or at the Purdue Memorial Union. 
    • Bowling at the Purdue Memorial Union (Union Rack and Roll)
    • Ice Skating in Wabash Landing
    • Shopping offered at campus bookstores, the Levee area near campus, Wabash Landing area near campus, and the Tippecanoe Mall 

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