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Event: Engineering for 6-8 Grade Girls. Carnegie Mellon U. Sept. 18, 2010.

The Society of Women Engineers, Pittsburgh is sponsoring Wow! That’s Engineering!® on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University, for girls in 6th through 8th Grade and their parents and educators. Join to experience the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology with fun hands‐on activities. Participants will also hear from and network with engineers, engineering students, university faculty, and STEM experts.

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Girls Weekend: Engineering at U. Kansas with SWE

SWEThe SWE Weekend of Engineering is a fun weekend of exploration for high school women held each fall and spring semester and sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers. The program, which begins on a Saturday morning and ends on a Sunday afternoon, is an opportunity to learn about engineering as well as get a taste for college life KU Style. The 2010 Spring program will be held March 6-7. Application deadline: Feb. 22

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Lesson: Paper Structures

Practicing elementary civil engineering, students in grades 1 through 8 build a portable paper structure able to support the weight of a book. They learn that material strength varies with shape and arrangement.

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SWE Profiles of Women Engineers

SWE’s oral history project documents the lives of pioneering U.S. women engineers. Interviews include several “women firsts,” with perspectives on different fields and their impact on the history of women and engineering. Materials include biographical sketches, full transcripts, and video clips.

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Website: Girls’ Engineering, SWE

Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, Aspire K-12 outreach offers a wealth of lessons and activities to help students explore biomedical, civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, materials, general, and aerospace engineering.

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