On Friday April 5th several members of the SWE-ECI Core board attended the annual high school conference event hosted by the University of Iowa Collegiate SWE section. This year ~50 female high school juniors and seniors spent the weekend on campus emerged in the world of UIowa Engineering and SWE. Most of the attendees were either considering the University of Iowa for school, or had already decided to attend and were interested to learn more about engineering and meet future classmates.
In support of the event, SWE ECI sponsored the Friday evening meal for the second consecutive year. A few members of the core board ate dinner and networked with the students and also participated in a Q&A panel with female professors from the university. Other agenda items for the weekend included break-out sessions to learn about the various engineering majors offered at Iowa, ‘Guess the Male Engineer’, homemade liquid nitrogen Ice Cream, and a night in the dorms on the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) floor. The University SWE Chapter did a fantastic job planning this event again this year- it continues to be a great recruiting effort for their organization and we are always happy to participate!