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Career Day targets high school females

The Women in Engineering Program (WIE) at the University of Louisville, Speed School, is hosting a Career Day for female high school students on Thursday, February 18. The purpose of this Career Day is to:

  • Introduce young women to the field of engineering, and encourage them to continue their study of math and science so they will be qualified to study engineering, if they so wish
  • Provide female role models - both engineering students and professional engineers - who can describe life as an engineer or engineering student
  • Provide information about engineering classes, the admissions process and financial aid

The schedule for our Engineering Career Day is as follows:

9:00- 9:15 am Registration and refreshments
9:15 - 9:25 am Welcoming remarks
9:25 - 9:45 am Introduction to the Speed School
9:45 - 10:00 am Admissions process, first year courses, co-op
10:00 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 11:00 am A day in the life of a Speed student" (student panel)
11:00 - 11:50 am "What is it really like to be an engineer?" (panel of engineers)
11:50 - 12:20 pm Lunch
12:30- 2:10 pm Engineering lab demonstrations
2:10 - 2:25 pm Wrap up and assessment
2:25 - 3:00 pm Optional campus tour

The Career Day will begin in Room 311 of the Vogt Building.Registration fee is $5 per person. Along with the high school students, teachers and counselors are also invited to participate.

Deadline for registration is Friday, February 5, 2010.

If you have further questions about the Engineering Career Day, please phone Professor Brenda Hart at (502) 852-0440 or via email .

Download 2010 Career Day Registration Form.

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