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Engineering Mini-Camp for High School Girls

February 9, 2019

As of 5 pm Friday, the Engineering Girls Camp at Widener will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 as scheduled. Should weather conditions Saturday morning necessitate a delay or cancellation, a new message will be posted on this website by 6 am Saturday. 

Girls in grades 9 -12 are invited to spend the day exploring Engineering and Computer Science careers with volunteers from Widener's School of Engineering and from the Philadelphia section of the Society of Women Engineers. The camp is designed as a series of hands-on laboratory activities that will highlight some of the technology areas in which engineers work and will bring attendees together with practicing engineers and female engineering students. 

Laboratory sessions will include topics such as Roller Coaster Design, Robotics, Bridge Design, Biomedical Engineering, Water Treatment, Electric-Powered Lego Vehicles, Aerodynamics and Flight, Pavement Design with Chocolate Asphalt, Wind Tunnels, Computer Animation, Lie Detectors, Brain Computer Interface and more.

A separate program for parents is offered as an option for parents of girls who attend the camp.

Typical Camp Schedule

Time Activity
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Check-In/Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session
10:10 – 10:55 a.m. Laboratory Session #1
11:05 – 11:50 a.m. Laboratory Session #2
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Engineering as a Career Choice Panel Discussion
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Engineering Student/Co-op Panel Discussion
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Laboratory Session #3
3:10 – 3:55 p.m. Laboratory Session #4
4:00 p.m. Wrap-up/Evaluations  
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Camp dismissal/pickup


The mini-camp is offered free of charge to all high school girls, but online preregistration is required and enrollment is limited, so apply early!

For more information contact:

Dr. Vicki Brown
Camp Coordinator
Jill Gilbert
(610) 499-4042