Sweet Briar College is inviting high school girls to sign up for its summer “Exploring Engineering Design” course to be held July 22-27. The class is open to rising juniors and seniors; deadline to register is June 20.
Participants will earn one college credit hour while exploring the many aspects of engineering. The introductory class focuses on the engineering design process and encourages students to solve problems in a team setting. Emphasis will be placed on the creative elements of engineering design. Students will explore the iterative design-test-improve cycle using tools such as three-dimensional computer-aided design and analysis software.
As part of the class, participants collaborate with Sweet Briar engineering majors and expert faculty and have the opportunity to meet with successful women engineers from area companies.
Online applications are available at sbc.edu/engineering. A $100 deposit is due with registration. Total participant cost is $600, which includes all meals, lodging, supplies and tuition. A limited number of need-based half-tuition scholarships are available.
For more information, visit the website or contact Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, at [email protected] or (434) 381-6357.
Sweet Briar’s B.S. in engineering science is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The College offers significant merit- and need-based academic scholarships for qualified engineering students, including awards of $5,000 per year for four years.
Contact: Janika Carey