Day: April 2, 2012

Michigan Tech Hosts Event To Increase Girls Interest In Engineering.

First Bell, an engineering education newsletter published by the American Society of Engineering Education, mentioned WLUC-TV Channel 6’s coverage of Michigan Tech’s Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) program, held last week to interest girls in careers in science and engineering. The subscriber-only newsletter reported:

Michigan Tech Hosts Event To Increase Girls Interest In Engineering.

Upper Michigan Source (3/30, Mays) reports, “Two hundred 7th and 8th grade female students’ attended Michigan Tech’s Pre-College Outreach event called Get WISE or Get Women In Science and Engineering.” The girls “got a chance to learn about different scientific concepts like the center of mass and how balance is distributed using certain objects.” Michigan Tech “hopes that events like these can help change the students’ perspectives about science and open their minds to a possible future in engineering.”

Michigan Tech Students Head to Detroit for Alternative Spring Break

Members of Michigan Tech’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are in Detroit to participate in an alternative spring break 2012 week. Eight members of the Michigan Tech student chapter of the NSBE will visit six middle schools and one high school to talk with students. They will also conduct Family Engineering events at three schools. Family Engineering includes fun, hands-on activities for the whole family, such as “Mining For Chocolate” and “Glue Is The Clue.” The program, developed at Michigan Tech and now available across Michigan and nationwide, is designed to engage and inspire young people and their families to consider careers in engineering and science. Read More about NSBE Family Engineering in Detroit