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!
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.
WE@RIT Open House
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Program Date: November 4, 2017 (9am - 1pm)
Come join Women in Engineering (WE@RIT), as you browse and experience activities, demonstrations and posters from all disciplines within Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Think of this as a buffet of engineering possibilities for girls in grades 5-9, their families, and their educators to explore. What do engineers do? What do they look like? What opportunities are available to them? How does engineering impact society? How can K12 educators tie engineering into their classroom curriculums? Come to the open house and learn!
Location: James Gleason Hall (Bldg 9): Brinkman Hallway & Gordon Atrium;
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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. Registration is required. For the program flyer, click here.
For more information visit the RIT Society of Women Engineers website.