Registration Opens for Engineering Education Program, WE Build for Girls

Weekend program targets girls in fourth and fifth grades for engineering and fun

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WE Build is one of several K-12 outreach programs sponsored by the Women in Engineering Program and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. This year’s WE Build event takes place on Oct.23.

WE Build is a one-day educational program that introduces engineering concepts to young girls in a fun, creative and hands-on way. Registrations are now being accepted for the program that takes place 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Hosted by the college’s Women in Engineering program, WE@RIT, the event is open to girls in fourth and fifth grades. The daylong event includes mentoring by RIT engineering students, exploring the RIT campus and taking home a personalized design project.

Participants will each build a miniature doghouse to specifications, while learning basic teamwork, creativity and design concepts. Additionally, girls will learn about alternative energy sources, developing budget guidelines and determining house materials. They will be given ‘money’ to purchase energy and insulation materials for the project house.

The early-bird registration cost for the program is $50 per person until Oct. 8. After this date, the rate is $55. The cost includes all materials and lunch at the RIT student dining hall. Need-based scholarships are also available. Space is limited to 40 participants.

To register online, visit WE@RIT’s website at WE.RIT.EDU, or contact Jodi Carville, WE@RIT program manager, at 585-475-6321

WHAT: WE Build Program
WHEN: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Oct. 23 Check-in begins at 8:30a.m.
WHERE: Gordon Atrium, James E. Gleason Building
COST: $50 per student, early registration; after Oct. 8, $55 per student
CONTACT: Jodi Carville, WE@RIT program manager, 585-475-7028 or