Sixteen young women interested in computing careers will be on campus tomorrow for the fifth Women in Computing Day Visit.
The day-long program is a joint recruitment initiative between undergraduate admissions, computer science and electrical and computer engineering and is designed to increase awareness in the breadth and depth of computing careers while increasing diversity on campus.
Students will work in teams and independently to program a 3D virtual reality scene, build a working heart rate monitor, create a hologram and learn about embedded systems and programming by using computer code to control a robot. They will also hear about computing majors and minors and have the opportunity to talk with current students and faculty to learn more about Michigan Tech. Programming for parents and family members is also scheduled throughout the day.
Women in Computing Day is held biannually and attracts prospective students from across the Midwest. The fall program is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 27.