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Computer Science and Coding skills are very much in demand.
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Applications close Dec 1, 2020- This is a great opportunity for Women.
University of Pennsylvania’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
GEARS Day is an annual event that allows participants to explore engineering majors and careers alongside Penn engineering students. This year, GEARS Day will take place virtually on January 17 - 18, 2021. Participants will be placed into groups consisting of 10-12 students and 2 Penn student leaders. Each group will work together to brainstorm, research, and design creative solutions to an engineering-related case/problem. The groups will have an initial meeting on January 9th or 10th to brainstorm and research solutions, as well as an additional brainstorming session on January 17th to continue the research process. The groups will present their solutions to all GEARS Day participants and volunteers on January 18th. Additionally, there will be a student panel during which participants can hear from female Penn engineering students and a guest speaker from the Philadelphia Society of Women Engineers. The schedule for the event is below:
Saturday-Sunday, January 9th-10th, 2021
1 hour meeting with groups (students will be assigned one day)
Sunday, January 17, 2021
3:00 p.m. - Introduction & Student Panel
3:30 p.m. - Brainstorming & Research with Groups
Monday, January 18, 2021
10:00 a.m. - Presentations
11:00 a.m - Break
11:15 a.m. - Closing Speaker + Wrap-Up
The GEARS Day application link is here: https://forms.gle/
Applications close on December 1st at 11:59 p.m. Final decisions will be sent out in mid-December.
We would really appreciate it if you could publicize this event at your school and pass along the application link to female high school students who might be interested. We hope that girls from your high school can attend GEARS Day this winter and learn what studying and practicing engineering is like!
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding the event. Thank you for your time and your help.
Sophia Africk and Shriya Karam
GEARS Day Co-Directors
Society of Women Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania
Stanford STEM Summer Institute:
The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. The program was started last summer by educators, students, and graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT.** There are scholarships available for candidates, please review the information from the URL below.
The program consists of three main parts:
If any of your students may be interested in and are a good fit for the program, could you please share this opportunity with them? Students and families can learn more about SSI and apply on our website here: https://www.
- Research and data science bootcamp: Students learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students learn about the research process and how to apply statistical and machine learning methods to address scientific questions with real-world impact.
- Masterclass lecture series: Students are connected to accomplished young adults around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients, science research from International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) grand prize winners, and other topics from speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Mentored research project: Students complete a research project through a rigorous, hands-on learning experience under the guidance of mentors. Previously, students have worked in a variety of fields, from computational biology to quantum physics.