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WOW! That’s Engineering! Workshop for High School Girls – Sat. March 12

February 22, 2011

The Society of Women Engineers – Santa Clara Valley and San Jose State University College are hosting WOW! That’s Engineering! on Saturday March 12, 2011 (9am – 3pm) at San Jose State University.  This 1-day workshop is a terrific opportunity for young women interested in pursuing a career in engineering and technology to learn more and be inspired.

The cost to register is only $6 and is open to high school girls and their parents (breakfast and lunch is included). Register online at: http://swescvwow2011.eventbrite.com.

Wow! That’s Engineering! will give high school girls the opportunity to meet women engineers and technologists and hear first-hand about engineering and technology career paths. Through interactive activities and panel discussions, high school girls will be able to experience the creativity and innovation that occurs in the field of engineering and technology. There will also be a ‘Parent Track’ for parents to attend to learn ways they can help their daughters pursue a successful career as engineers in college and beyond.

Wow! That’s Engineering! will include:

  • Tour of San Jose State University’s College of Engineering: visit professors in their labs and see real engineering at work
  • Interactive engineering activities to stimulate creativity and use the same skills needed in engineering
  • Panel of female engineer speakers from all stages of an engineer’s career (from current college students to engineering managers)
  • Parent track of workshops meant for parents to learn how to encourage their daughters to pursue engineering, how to apply to college, and apply for financial aid

The Santa Clara Valley (SWE-SCV) and San Jose State University section of the Society of Women Engineers, are the south Bay Area professional section and SJSU collegiate section of the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE) organization. The Santa Clara Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing encouragement and support to current, retired, and future women engineers. To help promote the success of women joining our future engineering workforce, SWE has several long-standing community outreach programs that focus on middle school, high school and university women.

For more information on the WOW! That’s Engineering! workshop visit the event website at or download the event flyer. Register online at http://swescvwow2011.eventbrite.com – the cost which includes breakfast and lunch is only $6.

Recognizing the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, Dublin High School recently opened an Engineering Academy based on Project Lead the Way’s curriculum.  Over $80,000 in donations have helped kick-start the program which launched in 2010 with “Principles of Engineering” and grows in 2011 with “Introduction to Engineering Design“.

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