CU-Boulder Hosts Engineering Career Day For High School Women

February 7, 2002

High school women interested in exploring the many opportunities a career in engineering can open up are invited to register for "Engineering Career Day" on Saturday, March 2, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The all-day program, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will introduce ninth through 12th grade students to the field of engineering and engage them in hands-on activities. Participants will meet women who study and work in the field of engineering, and tour the CU-Boulder campus with college students.

Engineering Career Day is a semi-annual event presented by CU-Boulder's Women in Engineering Program. Activities are co-hosted by the Multicultural Engineering Program and Student Programs office in the College of Engineering.

Most sessions will be held in the Engineering Center, including the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, the college's state-of-the-art experiential learning facility. Attendees will meet current students and professional engineers, and will participate in demonstrations and activities throughout the college.

Separate informational sessions will be offered for parents, teachers and counselors who want to learn what CU has to offer and how to encourage young women to pursue engineering as a career.

Cost of the program is $10 per person and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and materials. The deadline for registration is Feb. 22.

For more information, visit http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/WIEP or call 303-735-1353.

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