WOW! That's Engineering! 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
San Jose, CA
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS
Santa Clara Valley Professional Section
San Jose State University Collegiate Section
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
WOW! That's Engineering!
Come and learn about the world of engineering in this exciting program that features professional women engineers, university professors, and university students as role models!
While the demand for technology-savvy entrants in the workplace is growing three times faster than all other occupations, the percentage of women engineers in the workforce remains at approximately 11%. In an effort to change the current perspective of engineering and technology fields among girls, the Society of Women Engineers will celebrate WOW! That's Engineering!, honoring the achievements of women and girls as they develop and discover the future through technology.
About WOW! That's Engineering
WOW! That’s Engineering! is an award winning SWE-SCV program that gives high school girls (grades 9-12) the opportunity to tour the college of engineering, participate in round table discussions with professional women engineers, and gain advice from panel of university students. Women engineers and university students present interactive workshops with unique engineering topics to inspire creativity and educate on challenges in design, construction, and execution.
WOW! That's Engineering! also includes a parent track that allows parents to hear from women engineers and university professors on helping their daughter succeed at the university. The track includes university information, a parent panel, and other workshops aimed at educating parents on challenges and ways of aiding their daughter in math and science.
Student and Parent release forms are mandatory for attendance and participation. Click on the link below, download the form(s), fill it out completely, and print out the release form for the student and/or parent attending. Be sure to bring these with you on the day of the event:
Student Release Form: WOW Permission Form:Students
Parent Release Form: WOW Permission Form: Parents
A Note For Parents:
- The Event is only available to current high school girls and parents
- Ticket purchase and permission form are mandatory for attendance and particpation
- Space is limited and is offered on a "first come first served" basis
When & Where
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara Valley
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not for-profits educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that established engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for thier life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
¨ Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders
¨ Expand the image of engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life
¨ Demonstrate the value of diversity
SWE is dedicated to providing encouragement and support to current, retired, and future women engineers. Our professional development programs and leadership opportunities provide current and retired members the exposure to receive advice from industry experts and the opportunity to develop essential leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. To help promote the success of women joining our future engineering workforce, we have several long-standing community outreach programs that focus on middle school, high school, and university women.