Women in Engineering Career Day

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Thank you for your interest in Women in Engineering Career Day.  Registration is closed. Please keep our event in mind for next year.  Monday, October 24, 2016.


The Thermo Fisher Scientific Women in Engineering Career Day at UW-Platteville is an event for young women who are interested in learning about a career that requires creative problem-solving, encourages forward-thinking, makes a difference in society, and shapes the future of our world.

Participants who attend Career Day will:

  • learn about seven different types of engineering through exciting demonstrations;
  • enjoy the opportunity to work in teams on hands-on projects;
  • get to know other girls who share their interests;
  • interact with engineering college students and faculty; and
  • begin to see themselves as engineers.


The schedule allows you to customize your day by choosing the sessions that are of interest to you. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about seven different types of engineering: civil, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, industrial, mechanical, and software. In the afternoon, you’ll also have a chance to explore other science, mathematics, and technology fields outside of engineering.

This event takes place in Ullsvik Hall in Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery.

8 a.m.                Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 a.m.                Welcome
9:20 a.m.           Session 1 – Choose your topic
10:10 a.m.         Session 2 – Choose your topic
11 a.m.              Lunch and Keynote Speakers
12 p.m.              Session 3 – Choose your topic
12:50 p.m.         Session 4 – Choose your topic
1:40 p.m.           Closing
2 p.m.                Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour (Optional)

Who Should Attend

The program is intended for young women in grades nine through 12.  Individuals, groups, and school classes are encouraged to attend. Teachers, parents, and chaperones are welcome as well. Women from African-American, Native American, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian communities are especially encouraged to attend.

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations, please contact email wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu or call 608.342.7137.


Registration for Career Day 2015 is open. Space is limited to 100 girls and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reserve your space by using the online registration form. The preferred deadline is Oct. 9, 2015. Requests may be accommodated after the deadline if space is available.

After completing the online registration, a consent form and payment must be mailed and received prior to the day of the event.  Mail to:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Women in EMS Career Day
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI  53818

If you are bringing a large group of students and would like paper registsration to send home to the students, please email us at wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu. 


The cost to attend the Thermo Fisher Women in Engineering Career day is $25.00 per participant and includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. The participant fee must be submitted by check or money order. Chaperones are invited to attend and participate in program activities at no cost, but must pre-register.  School groups  may request an invoice for payment by email.

Students with financial need may request scholarships by emailing wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu or call 608.342.7137.


Participants who cancel by October 9, 2015 will receive a refund of the registration fee. Refunds must be requested by e-mail to wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu. No refunds will be given after October 9.  Any registrations not paid after the registration deadline may not be honored.  We frequently have a waiting list and would have to release your spot for others to attend.


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