The Careers of Engineering for Women Summer Camp was a huge success! We were able to entertain around 35 middle school girls on campus near the Engineering buildings ETC, CPE, and ECJ. We had them for 5 days in which we did many engineering activities to encourage the girls to pursue engineering. Some of the activities were: roller coasters, polymers activity, scavenger hunt, balloon cars, and many more! In addition, we had many presentations from industry and the school. There was a bunch of snacks and candy and prizes. The kids were all getting really excited! On the last day, we did a egg drop design in which the students mimic engineers in designing a product design. They sold their ideas to their parents based on their product design. This year, we were able to make it more efficient, and it was definitely a hit with the parents and students. We had parents say and email us that their kids enjoyed the camp a lot! Also, many parents were going to apply for the camp for the other younger siblings the students had. We received organizational support from the following organizations: Women in Engineering Program, Texas Parents, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and ExxonMobil and Society of Women Engineers. We are thankful for all the support we received from the organizations because without it, the camp would not be possible. We look forward to expanding on our event in the following year and changing a few of the things that take place!
Careers of Engineering for Women Summer Camp was co-sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.