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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 year's event will be an interactive virtual experience! 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 has passed. Stay tuned for the date for our 2022 event!

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. Learn more and register.

  • 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. There is no high school camp this summer. We will be back in summer 2022!

Inquire! Innovate! Invent!

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

2021 event date TBD.