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Corporate Engineering Challenge: A partnership with the Society of Women Engineers

Presenting the 2022

Corporate Engineering Challenge

A partnership with the Society of Women Engineers

Registration: Now Open
Challenge:
Saturday, May 14th 8am-4pm

This event is open to girls ages 9-12 and is designed to introduce young girls to engineering concepts through “hands-on” activities, interactions with female engineers, and collaboration on a challenge team. Thanks to the support of our corporate sponsors, this event is free to the participants. Lunch is included.  Did you know?  Although they make up more than half the population, in 2012, only 19.2% of Bachelor’s Degrees in Engineering were presented to women*  *NSF, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Completions Survey, 2002‐2012

 

 

 

 

a crowd of people and women and children wearing yellow shirts in a plane hangarHow do we encourage more girls to pursue careers in engineering?

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers females of all ages to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and be recognized for their life‐changing contributions as engineers and leaders. In order to improve these statistics, SWE offers an array of outreach activities to inspire girls to explore careers in engineering or other technical fields.

1)  Hands-on stations sponsored by local companies. Each station will include a demonstration of products and/or services the company provides as well as an engineering, science, or math activity for attendees to complete.These stations will be open to any member of the public who has paid admission to visit the Air Zoo that day as well as the girls participating in the challenge.

2) A CHALLENGE activity in the afternoon, where teams of 6-8 girls (ages 9-12) complete a technical challenge and compete against opposing teams.  Each team is associated with a sponsoring company and led by a representative from that company

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May 14, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

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