UH to Host ‘Girls Engineering the Future’

Hoping to boost interest in engineering and other technical fields, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering will host “Girls Engineering the Future” on Saturday, April 2.

The first-time event, sponsored by Chevron Corporation, is for girls in grades 4-8 and will offer more than two dozen activities designed to promote interest in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – education and careers. About 350 girls have pre-registered. Registration is closed.

The event, set for 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m., will be held in both engineering buildings, as well as on the lawn in front of the buildings. (See a map here.)  

The activities will include working with invisible ink, demonstrations of electromagnetics and superconductivity and using robots to make jewelry. Representatives from the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) will be on hand with their Trailblazers trailer, offering hands-on exhibits to teach students about energy, space, weather, biotechnology and aerodynamics.

WHAT:                       “Girls Engineering the Future,” activities to introduce girls in 4th-8th grades to

                                  engineering, science and other technical fields.

 WHEN:                        1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 2.  

 WHERE:                     Cullen College of Engineering buildings 1 and 2.

                                     Map: http://www.uh.edu/maps/

 MEDIA CONTACT:        If interested in covering, members of the media should contact Jeannie

                                        Kever, jekever@uh.edu, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769