The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Women Engineers and Widener University are co-sponsoring a one-day Engineering Camp for girls in grades 9 – 12. The camp, to be held Saturday, February 3, 2018, on Widener University’s Chester campus, will bring girls who have an interest and/or ability in science/math/technology together with practicing women engineers and female engineering students. The camp is designed as a series of “hands-on” laboratory activities that will highlight some of the technology areas in which engineers and computer scientists work. Funded by corporate donations, the camp is offered free of cost. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 200 girls, on a first-come basis and the camp usually fills up in early January.
An additional feature of this camp is an optional program for parents entitled “Sending Your Daughter to Engineering School.” The program will include information on university admissions policies, financial aid, and student life, as well as on what parents should expect if their daughter majors in engineering in college. The Parents program is optional and students may attend without parents coming for the Parents’ Program.
This is a great opportunity for female high school students to gain valuable information to help them decide if engineering or computer science is a good fit for them. The School of Engineering at Widener University offers six undergraduate programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and robotics engineering as well as a computer science major. Additional information and on-line registration are available at www.widener.edu/engineering/girlscamp .