2015 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED)

Event Sponsor: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Start Date: 
Feb 26 2015 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Building/Room: 
Building 240
Location: 
Argonne National Laboratory
Speaker(s): 
Maria Power and Emily Zvolanek
Speaker(s) Title: 
IGED 2015 Co-Chairs
Miscellaneous Information: 

Argonne’s IGED gives young female students a unique opportunity to discover engineering careers alongside world-class scientists and engineers. Participants will enjoy motivational presentations by female Argonne employees, tour Argonne’s cutting-edge research facilities, connect with a mentor, engage in hands-on engineering experiments, and compete in a team challenge – all designed specifically for middle school-aged girls.

Each student will be paired with an Argonne mentor, who will be her guide for the day. Throughout the day, the students will be encouraged to participate in large and small group activities that provide them opportunities to learn about a number of STEM careers. Lunch and a light afternoon snack will be provided. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the laboratory.