Savannah Embraces Girls Engineer It! Day

Today we Society of Women Engineers announce the second annual Girls Engineer It! Day, a Coastal Empire event, taking place at the Woodville Tompkins High School in Savannah. This event is designed to encourage young women to become more interested in careers in engineering and technology.

The Girls Engineer It! Day event honors the achievements of women and girls as they develop and discover the future through technology.

Students will participate in three one hour activities with each activity geared towards different types of engineer- ing. In addition, the event will also include a section geared towards parents and teachers to teach them how to keep the students interested in STEM type of activities and what resources there are in the community, web, and even through local companies.

On Saturday, February 16th, 2013 from1:00-5:30 p.m. at Woodville Tompkins High School (151 Coach Joe Turner Street, Savannah GA). Students Grades 6-12, Parents and Educators will gather for this event. Cost before February 10th: $3/student or $8 per troop/class and after February 10th: $5/student or $10 per troop/class parents, teachers, supporters: FREE (but must Register) Registration: www.SWESavannahandCoastalEmpire. High school will study: Electric Highway, Build Catapult and Flight Similator. Middeschool:Ping pong Zip Line, Secreet Candy Safe, Better Water for Better World. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women.

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