National Engineers Week is a week dedicated to celebrating how engineers make a difference in the world, and hosting engineering activities for students and educators. This year National Engineers Week is from February 19 to February 25 2017. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Washington University in St. Louis participates in this week by hosting Women in STEM Day.
“Women in STEM Day” will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, and is open to the first 120 high school women. There will also be an optional overnight stay on campus with SWE members on Friday, February 24th for current high school juniors and seniors. The students will rotate through lab demonstrations from chemistry, biology, math, and various branches of engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Chemical – with hands-on experiments or problems presented by Washington University faculty. After lunch (which will be provided), with a panel discussion led by experts from STEM fields, including faculty and students, there will be a keynote speaker, and to close the day, students will team up for a series of mini design and communication projects in the Engineering Olympics.
For more information, please visit http://womeninstemday.wixsite.com/wustl2017.