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Columbia University Women in Engineering — EEE 2020 Registration is OPEN

Updated: Feb 22, 2020

Dear teachers and staff,

Columbia University's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be hosting its 9th annual Engineering Exploration Experience! The event will allow female identifying high school students to explore the exciting opportunities and fields available in engineering. We believe your students may be interested in our engineering event. On behalf of CU SWE, I invite your school's female identifying students in grades 9-12 to our event! The event provides students with the opportunity to interact with female professors at Columbia and industry leaders through TED talks that cover their experiences in different engineering fields, engage with Columbia professors and students in interactive workshops, and participate in an engineering design challenge mentored by Columbia students. 

While an increasing number of women are entering the engineering field, women still remain vastly underrepresented and there is much progress to be made. Thus, our hope is that over the course of the event we are able to expose more female students to engineering and give them the encouragement and inspiration to consider it as a future option for their studies and career. We ask for your help in working towards greater female representation in STEM fields by encouraging the female identifying students in grades 9-12 at your school to attend our Engineering Exploration Experience. 

Registration is now open and on a first-come, first-serve basis! Please have your students register at this link. Attached to this email is our event flyer that can be distributed to your students.

Event Details: Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where: Columbia University (NYC) Building: Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Resesarch (CEPSR) and Mudd Engineering Building GPS Address: 535 West 116th Street New York, New York 10027 Participation Fee: $15 (Fee-Waiver Available)

Lunch, t-shirts, and materials for the engineering design challenge will be provided. If the participation fee poses a financial concern, students will be able to request a fee-waiver within the registration form. 

This event is an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the engineering field and about the engineering school at Columbia University. Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact us at yva2002@columbia.edu.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Engineering Exploration Experience!

Best regards, Jessalyn Chuang

Organization Committee Member Columbia University Society of Women Engineers

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