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60 places remain for Feb. 24 MTSU ‘Girl Day’ for a...

60 places remain for Feb. 24 MTSU ‘Girl Day’ for aspiring engineers

Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU “Girl Day,” part of the worldwide campaign to introduce high school girls to the world of engineering.

MTSU’s free event will be held Friday, Feb. 24, in the Voorhies Engineering Technology and Davis Science buildings and Wiser-Patten Science Hall, organizers said. Girl Day is held during Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25.

Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross

Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross

Girl-Day-logo-webGirls will attend two workshops, have lunch sponsored by Texas Instruments and participate in a panel discussion.

Attendees should register through their high schools. For more information, visit http://mtsu.edu/et/includes/GirlDay.pdf

“At MTSU, we want to encourage girls to explore engineering and technical careers,” said Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, an award-winning chemistry professor and director of the campus’s Women in STEM (WISTEM) Center, a sponsor along with the Department of Engineering Technology.

MTSU has opportunities for girls in engineering technology, mechatronics engineering, aerospace and computer science, Iriarte-Gross added.

To learn more about Girl Day on a national level, visit www.discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

Oakland High School students Megan Carmichael, left, and Reagan Ross make connections with wires used to create a cellphone charger in a metal mint canister at MTSU in this February 2014 file photo,. The hands-on project was one of two they performed during Girl Day to promote engineering and tech-driven careers. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

Oakland High School students Megan Carmichael, left, and Reagan Ross make connections with wires used to create a cellphone charger in a metal mint canister at MTSU in this February 2014 file photo,. The hands-on project was one of two they performed during Girl Day to promote engineering and tech-driven careers. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)


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