Excerpt from email from Argonne National Laboratory . . .
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Are your female 8th grade students curious about science and the world around them? Are they natural problem solvers? Are they compelled to understand how things work? Have them come join Argonne National Laboratory in exploring the world of engineering and science at the 18th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED).
Argonne's IGED gives young female students a unique opportunity to discover engineering careers alongside world-class scientists and engineers. Participants will enjoy motivational presentations by female Argonne employees, tour Argonne's cutting-edge research facilities, connect with a mentor, engage in hands-on engineering experiments, and compete in a team challenge — all designed specifically for middle school-aged girls.
WHO: 8th grade girls interested in STEM
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont, IL 60439
HOW: Register for lottery by Jan.10, 2020
Each student will be paired with an Argonne mentor, who will be her guide for the day. Throughout the day, the students will be encouraged to participate in large and small group activities that provide opportunities to learn about a number of STEM careers. Lunch and a light afternoon snack will be provided. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the laboratory.
Interested students must register online by January 10, 2020. A lottery process will be used to identify the selected students. All applicants will be notified via email by January 17, 2019.
For questions or more information about IGED, contact Mary at (630) 252-6124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!
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