25 girls from grades six through eight participated in this camp, which included a bevy of classes, presentations and activities intended to spark their interest in STEM.
The College of Engineering hosted Women in Engineering (WIE) Week to highlight the value of female engineers and bring awareness to the extra challenges they face.
The College of Engineering celebrated Women in Engineering Week with a series of excellent events promoting the importance of women in the field and celebrating their accomplishments.
The Grace Hopper Celebration bills itself as “the world’s largest gathering of women technologists,” and consists of keynote speakers, a multitude of career development workshops, a career fair and more.
More than 70 middle school students became Mizzou Tigers for a day at a nontraditional career exploration event sponsored by University of Missouri campus partners and Commerce Bank on Wednesday, April 4.
The goal of the event is to showcase the field of engineering and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers to girls in grades six through nine and their parents. Women are typically underrepresented in engineering careers, and events such as Daughter Engineering Day seek to help grow the number of women in the field by developing an early interest.
Mary Carlson (BS ChE ’78) wanted to help future generations of students like her, establishing a scholarship for MU undergraduate chemical engineering students, with a focus on women and underrepresented minorities, and she continued that support this year on Mizzou Giving Day.
The 1907 Celebration of Women in Engineering was established in 2016 as a means to recognize individual students and mentors, and faculty, staff and alumni women who have made significant contributions to the College of Engineering.
Elizabeth Loboa, dean and bioengineering professor of the University of Missouri College of Engineering, was named a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the society’s annual meeting held Oct. 5-8 in Minneapolis.