K - 12 grade school student programs for Women in Engineering in the College of Engineering at The University of Akron

Women in Engineering K - 12 programs

The Women in Engineering program offers programs for K-12 girls to introduce them to engineering and get them excited about STEM!


Kids’ Career Day

This program introduces children in 1st-6th grade to careers in STEM. Students participate in fun activities, such as shooting a paper rocket in the air using Alka Seltzer and water to better understand chemical reactions. Students have also made roller coasters using insulation tubes and marbles to learn about kinetic energy. 

Kids Career Day 2022 will be in-person and is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Summer Camps

  • Multiplying Your Options Summer Camp is a week-long camp at the end of June for girls entering 7th and 8th grade. Talk to representatives from local engineering firms, learn about engineering, design an engineering project, and compete against other student teams. This year's camp will be held virtually.

Multiplying Your Options Summer Camp 2022 will be in-person and is scheduled for Monday, June 20 - June 24 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Summer Experience in Engineering Summer Camp is a week-long camp in June for girls entering 9th – 12th grade. Girls tour local engineering firms, work with professors on hands on projects, design an engineering project or participate in a research experiment in a lab, and compete against other student teams throughout the week. Residential and day camp options available.

Summer Experience in Engineering Overnight Camp 2022 will be in-person and is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 - June 17.

Summer Experience in Engineering Day Camp 2022 will be in-person and is scheduled for Monday, June 13 - June 17 from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Inquire! Innovate! Invent!

Spark your creative side! This event is for girls & boys in 6th-10th grade and girls who are Cadet, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts. The program is designed to teach participants about the impact of innovations of women and inspire them to become inventors too. Interactive and innovative workshops will showcase women and involve participants in projects that relate to occupations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The event will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 and will take place from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.  Event registration starts on September 15, 2021. Learn more and register.


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