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WELCOME TO THE
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Thank you for visiting the Women in Engineering website.  We are excited about the programs and services we offer towards the goals of recruiting and retaining women in the fields of engineering.  By clicking on the tabs to the right, you will be able to learn more about our programs and services. 

Whether you are a K-12 student, UA student or alumnae, or corporate citizen, you can be sure to find valuable information here for you!  We encourage you to look around our web site and learn more about the exciting and rewarding fields of engineering and how you can get involved. 

 GREETINGS FROM THE DIRECTOR

Hi, my name is Heidi Cressman and I am the Director of the Women in Engineering Program. I am a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am thrilled to be able to bring my talents here and to work with such bright and enthusiastic women each and every day. My goal in the Women in Engineering Program is to help each woman that chooses engineering to have a successful experience at the University of Akron. In addition, I am here to support our women so that when they graduate they are able to enter the workforce confident, productive and capable of tackling the toughest problems in industry.

 

KIDS’ CAREER DAY!

Want to have a unique and exciting chance to touch science!!! Kids Career Day is a ½ day program that is designed to involve children in interactive activities related to occupations in engineering, science, technology, and math. It will be held on February 13th, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.). Each activity at Kids Career Day is led by and showcases professional women who are currently employed as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. This year, don’t miss the amazing talents of nationally renowned mathemagician Dr. Arthur Benjamin who will perform his math magic. The program is held at the University of Akron Campus and registration is limited. Cost is $6.00 per girl and includes continental breakfast. Registration forms can be found online www.wiep.uakron.edu or by filling out a Kids’ Career Day registration form from Council and e-mailing to hec9@uakron.edu or mailing to Heidi Cressman @ Auburn Science and Engineering Center, 201  Akron, OH 44325-3901 beginning December 15th, 2009. Credit card payment is accepted on-line at www.wiep.uakron.edu or participants may pay by check made out to “The University of Akron”. Early registrations are not accepted and the registration deadline is January 15th, 2010 provided that space is available. Payment is non-refundable.

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2010 Multiplying Your Options (MYO) Summer Camp

Multiplying Your Options (MYO) camp at the University of Akron is a one week summer day camp for girls in the seventh and eighth grades that introduces the girls to mechanical, electrical, biomedical, civil, chemical, and mechanical polymer engineering.  This camp will be held from June 21st through June 25th, 2010. Each day is comprised of hands-on engineering activities in the morning led by our talented faculty and is followed by dynamic tours of local engineering firms in the afternoon. The students also spend the week working as a team, designing an edible car and competing against other student teams at the end of the week. REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1st , 2010. Please click on the link to download application forms. Print the forms, fill them out, and send them to the Women in Engineering – Summer Camp no later than March 31st, 2010.

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To pay by credit card, please click here. Please note that a separate registration form is required for the event and can be accessed through the link above.


SEE UA! Camp (Summer Experience in Engineering at the University of Akron)

SEE UA! camp at the University of Akron is an engaging one week residential summer camp for girls in the ninth through twelfth grades that immerses the girls into mechanical, electrical, biomedical, civil, chemical, and mechanical polymer engineering.  This camp will be held from June 13th through June 18th, 2010.  Each day is comprised of fun-filled hands-on engineering activities in the morning led by our talented faculty, followed by dynamic tours of local engineering firms and then campus-wide activities in the evening. The students also spend the week working as a team on a engineering design project and competing against other student teams at the end of the week.  Students live in residence housing located on campus and can experience the life of a college student while exploring various engineering disciplines available at the University of Akron.   Even the resident assistants are upper-class engineering students. REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1st, 2010.  Please click on link to download application forms. Print the forms, fill them out, and send them to the Women in Engineering – Summer Camp no later than March 31st, 2010.

Please click here for registration forms to this event

To pay by credit card, please click here. Please note that a separate registration form is required for the event and can be accessed through the link above.


“Why in the World” Event

This event for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts is designed to teach participants about the impact that females have had on science and engineering. Join us on March 20th, 2010 from 8:00 until 2:00 p.m. and take the opportunity to talk to female engineers, do a hands-on engineering project, and do a science-related service project for the Girl Scouts among other activities. All participants will earn the “Why in the World Interest Badge”. A light breakfast and lunch are included in the day’s events. Fill out the attached registration form and send via e-mail towiep@uakron.edu or by mail to Heidi Cressman, The Women in Engineering Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3901 by March 5th, 2010 to attend.

Please click here for registration forms to this event

To pay by credit card, please click here. Please note that a separate registration form is required for the event and can be accessed through the link above.


For more information about these awesome programs contact Heidi Cressman at 330-972-7701 or e-mail your requests to wiep@uakron.edu.

The University of Akron
Women in Engineering Program – Summer Camp
ASEC 205D
Akron, Ohio 44325-3901

 

 


 
 

The University of Akron
Women in Engineering Program
ASEC 205D
Akron, Ohio 44325-3901
Phone: (330) 972-7701
Fax: (330) 972-5162
Email: wiep@uakron.edu