Women in Engineering
Since its inauguration in 2001, an estimated two million girls nationwide have had a chance to experience engineering firsthand. Here in Lexington, Kentucky, we are hosting this special event for 100 students, parents, teachers and counselors from schools across the state. The day will begin on the University of Kentucky campus with opportunities to learn more about the different engineering fields. As a special part of this year’s program, participants will spend the second half of the day visiting Lexmark’s worldwide headquarters and research and development campus in Lexington.
Transportation will be provided.
The purpose of the day is to meet women engineers working in fields of electrical, mechanical, computer science and materials engineering. These engineers will describe life in the engineering community as a career professional. Our engineering students will introduce students to the field of engineering and encourage them to continue their study of math and science so they will be qualified to study engineering. Parents, teachers and counselors will also benefit from the day’s events gaining information to assist their students make educated decisions on career choices.