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Stony Brook University Hosts First Engineering Fair For Girl Scouts; Ages 11-15

Stony Brook University Hosts First Engineering Fair For Girl Scouts; Ages 11-15

STONY BROOK, N.Y.,  February 16, 2010 — Stony Brook University Collegiate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the NY Section of SWE and the Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) at  Stony Brook University will present their first Girl Scout Engineering Fair on March 13, 2010, from 9 AM – 3 PM at Stony Brook University’s Student Activities Center. SWE and WISE are organizing the program to introduce girls to the world of engineering and to enhance their relationships with the local Girl Scout community.    

                                             

The Engineering Fair will give Girl Scouts ages 11-15 an opportunity to earn a special engineering badge by learning about engineering through various hands on activities such as rubber band rockets (Aerospace Engineering), designing newspaper buildings (Civil Engineering), creating lip gloss or lava lamps (Chemical Engineering). The program is the first step in a partnership between SWE, WISE and the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County to encourage Long Island girls to consider careers in science and technology.

The Engineering Fair is sponsored by ExxonMobil Foundation and BAE Systems Greenlawn. The cost of the event is $5 a girl and advanced registration is required.

For more information or to register, please contact Laureen Pellegrino (631) 262-8104.

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more. Please call 312.596.5223 to learn more.

About WISE

The Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) at Stony Brook University has built and fosters a community of high achieving women pursuing degrees in the areas of science, math and engineering.  By providing support to each student through scholarship, early access to research, a model of mentoring, close academic advising, enrichment activities, and availability of housing in one residential hall, WISE ensures success. Stony Brook, with its state of the art facilities, is one of just ten universities nationwide to be selected for a National Science Foundation Recognition Award for its undergraduate science education. Additionally, WISE has been selected as a national model program by the National Science Foundation for its outstanding success. 

The Women in Science and Engineering Program at Stony Brook University is an honors program that supports students who are majoring in math, science and or engineering.  The program provides mentoring, professional development, research opportunities.  

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