Yale Event Spotlights "Girls in Engineering"

Girls In Engineering 2006

The Faculty of Engineering at Yale will host a “Girls in Engineering Day” on Tuesday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Dunham Laboratory at 10 Hillhouse Ave.

Eighty middle-school students and their teachers from the Greater New Haven area will participate in the event. The agenda includes demonstrations, talks, a lunch presentation given by women engineering students, direct participation in a project, and an opportunity to interact with Yale Engineering faculty and students.

“Communicating the excitement of research in engineering to young students and especially to young women is both fun and important. We are delighted that our Yale students and faculty helping us do so with this special day’s events,” said Paul A. Fleury, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.

Talks and demonstrations will cover the many disciplines of engineering. Among the topics scheduled are:

  • “Brain Shift Compensation during Neurosurgery” with Yale graduate student Christine DeLorenzo,
  • “Soft Matter a.k.a. Squishy Physics” with Eric Dufresne, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and physics.
  • “Lasers, Lights and Medicine” with Michael Levene, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
  • “Material Science-Memory Metal” with Yale engineering undergraduate student Quentin Lindsey
  • “Effects of consumer products on fish and drinking water” William Mitch, assistant professor of chemical engineering
  • “Intro to Chemical Engineering” with Yale engineering undergraduate student Jenny Phelps
  • “How to Make Nylon” with Camille Solbrig, associate research scientist in biomedical engineering
  • “Intro to Nanotechnology” with Yale graduate student Eric Stern in Engineering & Applied Science
  • “How the Road of Failure leads to Success” with Glenn Weston-Murphy, engineering design advisor in the Faculty of Engineering.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is celebrated across the United States each year as an event for young girls who would like to learn about engineering, meet students and professors of engineering, and have fun with hands-on, engineering activities.

 “We look forward to a fun and exciting day of learning for the girls and teachers that participate,” said Claudia Merson, director of public school partnerships in Office of New Haven and State Affairs.

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