Reaching women engineers

The National Engineers Week Foundation will host the Eighth Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, Feb. 21. As a part of Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23, “Girl Day” will focus on women engineers by reaching as many as 1 million female engineers with workshops, tours, online discussions, and hands-on activities.

01/02/2008


The National Engineers Week Foundation will host the Eighth Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, Feb. 21. As a part of Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23, “Girl Day” will focus on women engineers by reaching as many as 1 million female engineers with workshops, tours, online discussions, and hands-on activities.


The Engineer Your Life campaign and coalition is a program designed by the Extraordinary Women Engineers Project (EWEP) aimed at changing how engineering careers are presented to college-bound high school girls. Ten percent of the engineering workforce and 20% of engineering undergraduates are women, and the program will attempt to eliminate the false notions about females’ inability in math and science, which have contributed to lower numbers of female engineers. The program will convey three messages that form the centerpiece of the national campaign: creativity has its rewards, explore possibilities, and make a world of difference.

One month after Girl Day, the fourth annual Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering, a 24-hour Internet and teleconference, will run from noon (EDT) Wednesday, March 26, through noon (EDT) Thursday, March 27, at www.eweeek.org . The teleconference will include presentations and question and answer sessions. The program will heighten the awareness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics issues among pre-college students, and young career women. The Honorary Chair of the 2008 Global Marathon is Judy Spitz, senior vice president and CIO of Verizon Business.

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