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Women in Engineering Career Day

Every year, the Women in Engineering Program and the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst host the "Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day ". This year's Career Day will take place on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Lincoln Campus Center Auditorium from 8:30 am to 1:10 pm. This event is geared towards female high school students (grades 9-12) to introduce them to the field of engineering, but other students are welcome.

We are honored to have Alumna Alaina Hanlon Adams, COE at HealthyMation, as the keynote speaker. In addition to this presentation there will be a student and alumna panel, interactive activities that will allow students to explore engineering, and opportunities to talk to industry.

See the Day's Agenda »

There are just few slots left for schools, so the on-line registration site has been closed. Please email Dr. Paula Rees directly with inquiries —

Directions to the Lincoln Campus Center Parking Garage and a map can be found by visiting the following website: There is an hourly charge to park in the parking garage. We will provide 3 free parking garage tickets per school.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Paula Rees by email at or via phone at (413) 545-6324. Billing questions may be directed to Paul Jones at or (413) 545-4789.

Volunteers and Faculty can register here:

Plans for the Day

Demos & Booths

  • Hands-on engineering and computing activities
    • Introduction to computer programming with games and Scratch
    • Introduction to environmental engineering
    • Introduction to industrial engineering - the ice cream game
    • Chibitronics – learning electrical engineering through art
  • Demonstrations of state-of-the-art technology
  • Information about career opportunities in engineering and computing
  • Student and alumni panel
  • Chats with college students, professors, and engineers
  • Optional tours of engineering and computer science labs at end of day
  • Raytheon
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • And more!

Event Sponsors:
College of Engineering
College of Information & Computer Sciences