Young women explore engineering careers during Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Argonne

February 7, 2008

ARGONNE, Ill. β€” Young women from throughout the area will learn about opportunities in science and engineering during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Thursday, Feb. 21, at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

β€œIt's an opportunity for young women to be exposed to engineering in a fun and educational way,” Organizing Committee Chair Sandra Bittner said.

The girls will spend the day with a mentor, tour the laboratory, participate in hands-on activities and attend an interactive presentation about engineering careers.

Anyone interested in participating can visit the event Web site at www.dep.anl.gov/p_k-12/iged for more information. Deadline for sign-up is Feb. 8. Student selection will be by lottery.