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

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Women In engineering career day

Monday, October 24, 2016

Velzy commons in ullsvik hall

Our 2016 program is currently full.
Please sign-up on our waiting list.
we will notify you if we have openings.

Priority Deadline to register is Sunday, October 9, 2016
Cost: $25 per participant
After October 9: $30 per particpant
Registrations will not be taken after Sunday, October 16

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 2016 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 October 9, 2016. Registrations will not be taken after Sunday, October 16. 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 Wait List

Chaperone Registration

After completing the online registration and a consent form, the 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 registration to send home to the students, click HERE.  The information still needs to be registered online prior to the registration deadline. 


The cost to attend the Women in Engineering Career day is $25.00 per participant for registrations prior to October 9 and $30 per participant after October 9.  No registrations will be accepted after October 16.  Registration 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, 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 9.  Any registrations not paid after October 9 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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