Thermo Fisher Women in Engineering Career Day

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Monday, October 26, 2015


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)

Sessions 1 and 2 are Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Math/Science Browse*.
Sessions 3 and 4 are Software Engineering/Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

Students attend four of the eight sessions offered to the first 20-25 students to choose that topic. Topics are chosen prior to the session.

*The Math/Science Browse is mini hands on activities presented by faculty/staff/students from non-engineering STEM majors. Students rotate through each activity.

Who Should Attend

The program is intended for young women in grades eight 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 Kim Sargent at or 608.342.7137.


Registration is closed until fall of 2015.  Please check back later to register.

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. 10, 2014. Requests may be accommodated after the deadline if space is available.

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

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Women in EMS Career Day
Atten: Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI  53818


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.

Students with financial need may request scholarships by contacting Kim Sargent at or 608.342.7137.


Participants who cancel by October 9, 2014 will receive a refund of the registration fee. Refunds must be requested by e-mail to No refunds will be given after October 9.  Any registrations not paid after the registraton deadline will 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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