RIT to Hold Interactive Engineering Conference for 8th-10th Grade Girls

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Women in Engineering will host a day of hands-on activities for young women and their parents, Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The annual “Expanding Your Horizons” conference introduces participants to engineering-related topics ranging from bioengineering and bridge design to rock climbing equipment failure and manufacturing process simulation.

During the adult sessions RIT women engineering students will highlight student projects and activities, guide tours of the campus and research center and lead a panel discussion with admissions, financial aid, and engineering faculty.

Events throughout the day will take place in the James E. Gleason Building, home to RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Note: RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering is among the nation's top-ranked engineering colleges. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in applied statistics, engineering science, and computer, electrical, industrial and systems, mechanical, and microelectronic engineering and a doctoral degree in microsystems engineering. RIT was the first university to offer undergraduate degrees in microelectronic and software engineering.