Lehigh University Program Encourages Middle School Girls to Consider Engineering

The Society of Women Engineers and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, recently hosted its annual Charting Horizons and Opportunities in Careers in Engineering and Science (CHOICES) program. The goal of the program is to interest middle school girls in science and engineering.

Sixty middle school girls came to the Lehigh campus and conducted several hands on experiments including one in which they designed a protective container so an egg would survive a 30-foot drop.

S. David Wu, Iacocca Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at Lehigh, welcomed the girls to campus by stating, “Don’t let anybody tell you that science or engineering is for boys or anything of that nature; that’s total nonsense.”

Here is a video about the program.

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