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Overview

    There is no one “type” of person who becomes an engineer.

    WE@RIT’s programs incorporate a unique multi-tiered teaching team of engineering students, faculty and K-12 teachers. They lead, teach, and role model to girls and young women in grades 4-12 about engineering, creativity, design, teamwork, and technology. There is a variety of pre-engineering outreach programs for girls with grade level in mind.

    The purpose is to increase interest among girls in the field of engineering by guiding them through fun, challenging, hands-on engineering experiences and projects

    Who Should Attend

    YOU may be a future engineer and should give "engineering a try" by participating in one of these programs or camps!

    Mentors/Leaders

    RIT Students and Faculty/Staff

    WE@RIT provides opportunities for current RIT engineering students to volunteer during numerous pre-engineering outreach programs. Engineering students, staff, and faculty lead our various educational experiences while helping participants examine the multi-disciplinary engineering aspects of different types of projects. Therefore, our sessions provide an opportunity for girls and young women to interact with female engineering faculty, professionals and students in a fun and comfortable environment. These events typically include guest speakers, informational sessions for the parents, and a closing ceremony.

     

    G.E.A.Rs

    Program Dates:  November 1 - November 2, 2014

    Registration for G.E.A.Rs is now open!

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    G.E.A.Rs: Girls Explore Adventures in Robotics

    A weekend program for girls in grades 6-8. The GEARs activities introduce physics and engineering concepts in a fun way, while placing emphasis on basic teamwork, creativity, and design. Participants work in teams using Lego® Mindstorm NXT kits to program, design and build creative devices to meet a set of engineering requirements.  Women engineering students volunteer to teach and guide the teams. They work together to successfully solve the robotic challenges. Through the process, role modeling and a strong mentoring relationship is developed. Sample Schedule 

     
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    Everyday Engineering Summer Camp

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    Summer Camp

    Forms

    • Registration Form
    • Scholarship Application

    Information

    Visiting Rochester Ideas

    Program Dates: Stay Tuned for Next Year! (Summer 2015)
    (For girls entering grades 5-6 in fall 2015)

    Register Grades 5-6

    Program Dates: Stay Tuned for Next Year! (Summer 2015)
    (For girls entering grades 7-9 in fall 2015)

    Everyday Engineering Summer Camp is for girls entering grades 5-9. It is a week long, non-residential, summertime day camp designed to spark an interest in engineering & technology fields amongst girls. Campers participate in activities that give them hands-on experiences that INSPIRE learning, promote CREATIVITY, build CONFIDENCE and show how engineers can MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

     

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    WE Explore

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    WE Explore

    Forms

    • Registration Form
    • Scholarship Application

    Information

    Visiting Rochester Ideas

    Program Dates: Stay Tuned for Next Year! (Summer 2015)

    Register WE Explore

    WE Explore is for young women entering grades 10-12. It is a two-day program to explore engineering projects and careers and learn how engineers impact society. Attend and be inspired by women engineers.

    It is held in connection with a RIT's College & Careers program. Sample Schedule

     

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    SWE Overnight

    SWE Overnight is for female high school juniors. It takes place on the RIT campus every February and offers participants the opportunity to explore various engineering fields through hands-on workshops, led and developed by current RIT engineering students. To help facilitate the transition from high school to college, the program includes panel discussions with Professional Engineers as well as current students, a Student/Faculty luncheon, and discussions with RIT Admissions counselors.  The Engineering Students hope to motivate and inspire young women to pursue a career in engineering. 

    For more information visit the RIT Society of Women Engineers website

    Registration Information

    Registration for the 2015 SWE Overnight will open on November 1st, 2014!

    Register SWE Overnight

     

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