Creating opportunities for students to connect with science and math is a key part of growing their interest, encouraging them to think about the future and cultivating the next generation of professionals who will help advance technologies we use each day. That’s why the LG&E and KU Foundation is partnering with the University of Kentucky to support to the 2019 Women in Engineering (WiE) Explore Summer Camp.
Scheduled for this summer at the UK College of Engineering, WiE Explore is a six-day, residential summer camp that enables female students to explore all nine UK engineering majors in a non-competitive, fun, hands-on environment. In addition to academic programming, WiE Explore participants spend time in recreational and social activities intended to acclimate them to the undergraduate experience at UK. Students have the opportunity to visit local engineering companies and meet female professional engineers across multiple engineering disciplines. Young women entering any high school grade (9-12) the next fall are eligible to register.
“As part of our goal to support diversity and education in the communities we serve, we’re excited to play a role in helping young women who are interested in the engineering industry,” said Angie Evans, LG&E and KU vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs. “Our company has a vested interest in educating future engineers, and the WiE Explore Summer Camp is an important partner in encouraging women to obtain engineering degrees.”
The 2019 WiE Explore Summer Camp will take place June 16-22, 2019. Applications are available here.