Girl Scout Engineering Event at the U

Activities to Include Circuit Building, Designing Artificial Heart Valve

Feb. 24, 2009 – About 75 junior and cadette-level Girl Scouts will participate in activities designed to interest them in engineering as a possible career on Thursday evening, Feb. 26 at the University of Utah.

The Girl Scouts will visit the university’s College of Engineering for an evening of hands-on activities that include building circuits with blinking lights, checking out computer “guts,” and designing and “patenting” an artificial heart valve.
News media are invited to attend the free event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MST in the main foyer of the Warnock Engineering Building at 72 S. Central Campus Drive.

The program is sponsored and run by the University of Utah Society of Women Engineers. Since the economy in Utah is heavily reliant on a well-qualified workforce, especially engineers, the University of Utah is committed to growing the number of engineering graduates to meet this need.

For more information about the College of Engineering, visit http://www.coe.utah.edu

Media Contacts For This Story

professor of electrical and computer engineering
Office Phone: (801) 585-7234
Email address: cfurse@ece.utah.edu
 
public relations specialist, College of Engineering
Office Phone: (801) 587-9038
Email address: laura.gundry@utah.edu