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UNF’s Society of Women Engineers hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

The University of North Florida’s Society of Women Engineers will host the annual ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 9, at UNF. This event will feature interactive, hands-on engineering workshops to help introduce young students in 3rd to 5th grades to the world of STEM.

To resolve the shortage of engineers, UNF is joining national efforts to encourage young students to pursue STEM fields, especially engineering where women are greatly underrepresented making up only 14% of the workforce.

‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ is a national event organized by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The UNF chapter of the SWE has hosted this event for the past 16 years. This year, students will engage in hands-on projects related to civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering that teach various concepts such as hydraulics, kinetic and potential energy, current and voltage, electrical circuits, and water filtration.

UNF’s Society of Women Engineers is committed to showing women of all ages that engineering work is deeply impactful in solving real-world problems and improving the overall quality of life for all. By demonstrating the impact that engineering can have on lives around the globe, engineering can be seen as a top choice of education and profession for women and all other gender expressions.

The event is sponsored by the Center for the Advancement for Women in Engineering, UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering & Construction, Medtronic, RS&H, and the UNF STEP Lab.

Registration is closed for this year’s event; those who are interested in attending next year should contact