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

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women in engineering career day

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Velzy Commons in Ullsvik Hall

Women in Engineering Career Day is 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 shares the future of our world.

While attending the Women in Engineering Career Day you will:

     • Learn about seven types of engineering through exciting demonstrations.
     • Participate in hands-on activities in math and science.
     • 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.

Women in Engineering Career Day is open to girls in ninth through twelfth grade. Individuals, chaperoned school groups, and home school groups are all welcome. Women in Engineering Career Day is a collaboration of women faculty, staff and students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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


The cost is $25 per participant until October 22, 2017. After October 22 the cost will increase to $30 per participant. Registration is closed after October 29, 2017. Cost includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, and project supplies. Credit cards are not accepted. Payments must be submitted by check or money order to:

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

School groups may request an invoice for payment by email. Individuals with financial need may request a scholarship by emailing wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu.

Refunds, minus a $5 processing fee, will be given if requested via email prior to the October 22 deadline. No refunds will be available after October 22.



Registration for 2017 will open in September. Space is limited so apply early!

Teachers and Class Groups Only

If you are bringing a large group of students you can send paper registrations to send home with the students to fill out. That information will need to be entered into the online registration prior to the deadline. Spots cannot be held while collecting paper registration and there is a risk that the program can fill up before the deadline.


There is no cost for chaperones to attend. Chaperones are required to pre-register and stay in the building for supervision during the event. Registering as a chaperone does not register the students. Breakfast and lunch is included for a chaperone registration. If you would like to chaperone this event you can register here.


8:00 a.m.        Registration and continental breakfast
8:45 a.m.       Welcome from the Dean of the College of EMS
9:00 a.m.       Session 1
10:00 a.m.     Session 2
11:00 a.m.     Lunch and keynote speakers
12:00 p.m.    Session 3
1:00 p.m.       Session 4
1:50 p.m.       Closing
2:00 p.m.      Campus tour (optional)

You can customize your day by choosing four sessions that are of interest to you.


Women in Engineering Career Day will be held in the Velzy Commons located in Ullsvik Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s campus. For help finding the location you can view a campus map and driving directions.  


If you are unable to register, then registration for the event is full. You can sign up for the wait list and if openings become available you will be contacted via email. If you were unable to register as a group, please indicate how many students you want to bring. If you were only able to register part of your group, please contact us at wemscareerday@uwplatt.edu.

substituting STUDENTS

Teachers, please do not substitute students at the last minute for those who decide not to attend. All students must be registered with their signed consent form and payment prior to the day of the program. If you need to substitute students, please contact us at least two business days prior to the event.

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