Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

As part of National Engineers Week, we invite high school girls (grades 9-12) from across the region to join us for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Sweet Briar on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.  Sweet Briar’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day celebration is a great way for high school girls to learn what engineers do and try out engineering for themselves. Participants will make a fun, hands-on project together and with the help of Sweet Briar engineering professors and students, explore campus, and meet professional engineers later that evening at our National Engineers Week Banquet.


  • Hands-on engineering projects with SBC engineering professors and students
  • A campus tour
  • Dinner at the National Engineers Week Banquet on campus that evening, featuring a talk by Dr. Kevin Kochersberger, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, about a drone and data academy he opened for students in Malawi with UNICEF in January 2020.

Note: While student participants are provided with a ticket to the National Engineers Week Banquet that evening, tickets for family members etc. wishing to join are not included and must be purchased separately.


Participation is free, but space is limited to 20 students.


Please click here to register in advance.


Please contact:

Rebecca Girten
P | 434-381-6447
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Engineering Projects
3 – 5 p.m.

Campus Tour
5 – 6 p.m.

National Engineers Week Banquet
6 – 8:30 p.m. | Upchurch Field House