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4th Annual Women in the Sciences and Engineering Program Announced

6/10/2013 —

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is currently accepting registrations for its fourth Women in the Sciences and Engineering program (WISE) running July 29th - 31st. Funded by Procter and Gamble’s Live, Learn, and Thrive grant that is offering 20 young women a chance into the program at no cost. Students are asked to request a teacher’s recommendation for entry into the program. This three day camp, on The 3 Dimensional World will be taught under the leadership of Timothy Sichler, a Penn State instructor of engineering. The program is open to young women currently in the grades sixth through eight and will be held on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. During this three-day program, the students will explore the 3 dimensional world, where they will be able to design objects and fabricate the object using 3D printing technology. The WISE program then takes a field trip to a local company in Wilkes-Barre to see 3 dimensional technologies in the workforce.

Celeste Baine, a biomedical engineer, and award winning author of over 20 books on engineering education and careers, will be presenting information on engineering disciplines via a live Skype broadcast from her home in Oregon. Each student in the program will receive a copy of Baine’s Is There an Engineer Inside You?: A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering.

Jill Laing, Career Services Coordinator at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, will help the students to discover career guidance resources and learn how you can explore career opportunities in the fields of science, engineering, math, and technology.

Created at Penn State in 1994, the WISE Institute represents an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary interaction among engineers, humanists, scientists, and social scientists to promote the representation and diversity of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The primary mission of the Wise Institute is to facilitate the entry and success of women in STEM fields in an environment promoting gender equity by: coordinating efforts throughout Penn State; creating opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds to thrive in STEM fields; mentoring individuals; and promoting institutional and cultural change.

For more information or to register, please contact Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 or email us at wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

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