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Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day Gives 300 High School Students the Incentive to Change the World

student speakers on staget at the 2019 Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day

Nearly 300 students from 26 regional schools in grades nine to 12 attended Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day on October 28. In addition, organizers expected industry professionals from eight corporations to attend along with 35 to 40 teachers and counselors. “Both engineering and computing are degrees that can really change the world, so we are really trying to provide [the young women] with role models that they can see themselves in and see themselves being that person in a few years,” said Paula Rees, the assistant dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. See WWLP video and News Office release.