Feb 26, 2016
The Washington University in St. Louis chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host Women in STEM Day, an annual event to introduce high school women to various STEM majors and their college/career opportunities.
The event is organized by two WashU undergrads, one of whom first discovered engineering as a middle schooler while taking part of in DiscoverE’s Future City Competition. This two day event begins with a Friday overnight where the students engage with undergraduate women in STEM with games and a movie. Saturday morning consists of professor lab demos and hands-on activities such as a chemistry flame test lab, a biomechanics activity modeling brain tissue with jello, an intro to environmental nanochemistry, an EOG/ECG demo, and an opportunity to use a 3D printer. Saturday also includes guest speakers, a panel discussion and Engineering Olympics where the women form teams and design a roller coaster, utilizing principles of physics and engineering creativity.
Current students can apply to volunteer via this form.
Organizer / Host: Society of Women Engineers