In celebration of National Engineering Week, Georgia Tech's Women in Engineering (WIE) Program in collaboration with Bosch, Shell, Stantec, IBM, and several local engineering firms, hosts a Saturday program each February called “Introduce A Girl (IAG) to Engineering” for middle school girls in 6th – 8th grade.
Research shows that young women lose interest in engineering and the fields of study leading to engineering careers long before they enter college. The National Engineers Week Committee believes that if more girls are intrigued with the possibilities that engineering and engineering careers offer, then more will take the necessary steps to pursue engineering after high school. Encouraging girls to consider engineering as a potential career path will help alleviate the potential shortage of engineers in America as well as give more girls the opportunity to enter the exciting arena of engineering. Through programs such as IAG, we hope to show girls that engineers truly make a world of difference!
During IAG, girls have the opportunity to do hands-on engineering activities, collect information the many career choices in engineering, interact with female engineers, and participate in a fun science trivia team game with other middle school students, Georgia Tech alumna and GT engineering students.
In conjunction with 2013 Georgia Engineers Week Celebration, IAG will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom. For directions to the Georgia Tech Student Center, please click here. The schedule will be:
10:00AM – 12:00PM Hands-on Activities and Booths
12:30PM – 1:45PM Speakers, Engineers Bowl Game, and Awards
Please note that there will be a parallel program for parents from 10:00AM to 12:00PM followed by time for parents to visit the booths from 12:00PM to 12:20PM. Breakfast will be provided for the parents; however, parents are responsible for lunch on their own.
At this time, IAG 2013 is full, and the waiting list has reached maximum capacity. Please be sure to check back next November when registration for IAG 2014 will open! For a list of additional K-12 STEM programs and camps, click here.
The deadline to submit an IAG Summer Camp Scholarship Application has passed. If you have submitted a scholarship application, please note that girls must be present at IAG Luncheon on Saturday, February 9th to win.