Engineering spring career day keeps growing

April 4, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-A spring career day for young women in grades 8-12 who may be interested in an engineering career is set for Friday, April 25, at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

The career day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m., is designed to provide information for young women and their guests about the engineering profession.

UWP engineering faculty and students, alumni and professional engineers will be on hand to facilitate discussions and activities. The program was begun in 1993.

Women in Engineering Program Director Tammy Salmon-Stephens is pleased with the enrollment thus far. Despite budget cutbacks, schools are still making UWP's spring career day a priority, she said.

La Crosse usually sends about 40 students, Salmon-Stephens said, but this spring the number has doubled to 80. "In this budget crisis, this is a compliment." The La Crosse middle schools will pool their money and rent buses to participate," she said.

Despite a growing enrollment for the career day, there are still openings, said Salmon-Stephens.

There is a $10 registration fee per person. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Parents, counselors and teachers may attend at no cost, but must pre-register.

Registration deadline is April 13. Checks should be made payable to UW-Platteville College of EMS and sent to Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Director, Women in Engineering Program, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. For further information, please call 608-342-1563.

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