A nationally known expert on engineering education will speak at Marquette University Wednesday, Oct. 14, as part of a day-long event celebrating women in engineering.
Celeste Baine, director of the Engineering Education Service Center, will speak to parents and high school girls at 6:15 p.m. that evening in room 202 of the Olin Engineering Center, 1500 W. Wisconsin Ave. Her presentation, “GIRLS RULE,” is part of an evening of activities that includes dinner, hands-on workshops for participating students and a presentation for parents by Dr. Jon Jensen, associate dean of the College of Engineering. Cost for the evening is $20 for each parent/daughter team. To register, call 414-288-2106.
“While engineering enrollment at Marquette continues to climb, female students account for approximately 21 percent of our undergraduate enrollment,” Jensen said. “As engineers work to address the problems of our society, including the development of new products and processes, the female perspective is important. We want young women to understand the opportunities that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics afford them.”
Earlier in the day Baine will speak at a luncheon as part of a day-long session for 100 female juniors and seniors from high schools in the seven-county Milwaukee region. The students will be participating in hands-on workshops conducted by Marquette engineering faculty, students and alumni. Teachers, counselors and administrators accompanying the students will attend special sessions designed to help them advise girls on engineering careers.
Media interested in interviewing Baine should contact Andrew Brodzeller, media specialist, at 414-288-0286.
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