Women in Engineering Career Day (9th-12th Grade Girls)

Participants use teamwork to build better bottle packaging.
Building better bottle packaging

Women In engineering career day

Tuesday, NOvember 7, 2017

Velzy commons in ullsvik hall


Registration for our 2017 Event will open in September.

the Tentative Date for our 2018 event is Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Priority Deadline to register is Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Cost: $25 per participant
After October 22: $30 per particpant
Registrations will not be taken after Sunday, October 29

Career Day is for 9th - 12th grade girls.
We welcome chaperoned school groups, home school groups and individuals.

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The 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.

When you attend Women in Engineering Career Day, you will:

  • learn about seven different types of engineering through exciting demonstrations.
  • participate in mini-hands on activities at the math and science browse.
  • enjoy the opportunity to work in teams on hands-on projects.
  • get to know other girls who share your interests.
  • interact with engineering, math and science college students and faculty.
  • begin to see yourself as engineers or in other STEM professions.


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. You’ll also have a chance to explore other science, mathematics, and technology fields outside of engineering. You will get to attend four sessions that interest  you.  The program begins at 8:45am.

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

8:00 am          Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am          Welcome from the Dean of the College of EMS
9:00 am          Session 1 – Choose your topic
10:00 am        Session 2 – Choose your topic
11:00 am        Lunch and Keynote Speakers
12:00 pm        Session 3 – Choose your topic
1:00 pm          Session 4 – Choose your topic
1:50 pm          Closing
2:00 pm          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.

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 2017 will open in September! 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 October 22, 2017. Registrations will not be taken after Sunday, October 29. Requests may be accommodated after the deadline if space is available.  Students and chaperones must register separately.  (Chaperones, please don't forget to register!)

Student Registration

Chaperone Registration

If you are bringing a large group of students and would like paper registration to send home to the students, click HERE.  The information still needs to be registered online prior to the registration deadline. 

COST and Consent forms

Priority Registration by October 22, 2017:  $25 per participant

Registration October 21-Nov 7: $30 per participant

The cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Students may not participate without a consent form that is scanned and emailed at least one day prior to the program or mailed to the address below with payment. (We do not need the original consent form if emailed.) We do not take credit cards. Payment must be submitted by check or money order to:

UW-Platteville Women in Engineering Career Day
Attention: Kim Sargent
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI  53818

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.

Individual students with financial need may request scholarships by emailing wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu. We cannot give scholarships to school groups but the students may apply for one themselves.

substituting students

Teachers: Please do not substitute students at the last minute for students who decide not to attend. We need all students registered and we need to receive their consent form and payment, prior to the day of the program. (Unless other payment arrangements have been made.)  If you would like to substitute students, we will gladly do so with at least two business days notice. Please do not bring students who have not registered.  If you would like to know who has registered, the student can put your email in their registration form and you will get a confirmation email.  We can also email you the list. Thank you for your cooperation.


Participants who cancel by October 22, 2016 will receive a refund of the registration fee, minus a $5.00 processing fee. Refunds must be requested by e-mail to wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu. No refunds will be given after October 22.  Any registrations not paid after October 22 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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