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New Study on Girls in Engineering to Begin

Girls in EngineeringFewer than 18 percent of engineering undergrads are female. In an attempt to find the best ways to bring more women to the field, Arizona State University (ASU) education specialist Tirupalavanam Ganesh will soon begin a study of sixth grade girls as they explore hands-on learning experiences focused on engineering.

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Online Mentors for Engineering Students

MentorNet2Want to help your graduating seniors succeed in engineering and science majors? MentorNet, an award-winning online program available on more than 100 campuses, matches women and underrepresented students in engineering and science with mentors in industry and academia.

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Online Engineering Mentors Sought

MentorNetMentorNet, an award-winning online program that matches thousands of women and underrepresented students in engineering each year with mentors in industry and academia, is accepting new campus and corporate partners as well as volunteer mentors in all science and engineering disciplines.

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Students’ Summer: Engineering Discovery for Girls

EDGEExciting Discovery for Girls in Engineering (EDGE) is a residential camp at Purdue University geared for girls who have completed the 9th or 10th grade and want to explore the engineering field. EDGE provides an overview of engineering concepts through hands-on workshops and introduces the participants to various engineering fields. Dates: July 24 – 29 and July 31 – Aug. 5, 2011. Application Deadline: April 15, 2011.

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Students’ Summer: Engineering For Your Imagination

Engineering FYIThe Engineering FYI camp from Purdue University is a residential camp for girls who have completed 7th or 8th grade. FYI campers will work with Purdue women engineering students on hands-on activities such as designing materials for disaster relief efforts. Date: June 13 – 17, 2011. Application Deadline: April 15, 2011.

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Informal Science Programs Can Benefit Girls

After School ProgramInformal, out-of-school science and math programs offer great ways to engage girls in the subjects, but they need to be carefully planned and executed to make sure reluctant students want to sign up for and stick with them, Education Week’s Beyond School blog reports on findings from a new Harvard Family Research Project report.

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Students’ Summer: Girls Go Green. Missouri S&T. July 17-22, 2011

Girls Go Green at Missouri S and TThis live-in week long camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO., July 17-22, 2011, gives girls in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to explore career options that help society while protecting the environment. Attendees live together in a residential hall, meet current female student leaders and professors, participate in team projects and field trips, and explore the science and engineering behind a green environment. Cost: $350. Application Deadline: July 10, 2011.

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Students’ Summer: Women in Engineering, U. Dayton. July 10-15, 2011

This six-day residential program at University of Dayton, July 10-15, introduces high school women, grades 10-12 to career opportunities in engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering through classroom activities and participatory experiments. The young women enjoy an evening of Dinner with an Engineer and hear from professional women engineers ready to share and willing to encourage. One day of camp is spent at a sponsoring industry observing engineers. Rising sophomores through seniors. Cost:$475. Application Deadline: June 1, 2011.

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Students Summer: It’s A Girl Thing. Missouri S&T. June 6-10, 2011

Experimenting at Missouri S and TThis week-long residential program, June 6-10, 2010, is designed to provide a fun and introductory engineering, science, and technology experience for girls entering 7th and 8th grades. Attendees will be exposed to the various science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers and encouraged to explore their personal interests through group projects and design competitions. Cost: $350. Application Deadline: May 30, 2011

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