Myers Lab at WISE event

A couple weeks ago, Kyoko went to Poly Prep to participate in Women’s Innovation Symposium in Engineering (WISE) .  The symposium was a great opportunity for girls in middle to high school interested in becoming engineers.  The day included a keynote speaker, who talked about what engineers do, a breakout workshop session, and concluded with a presentation from the girls about what they learned.  Kristin and Kyoko designed a workshop to teach girls about the strength of materials by running some experiments to measure the mechanical properties of different rubber specimens .  The girls had a great time playing with spring gauges and calipers, and got first hand experience on how important it is to run careful experiments!  Check out some pictures here.

It was a fun event and a great opportunity to not only to reach out to young aspiring lady engineers, but also to network with other ladies in engineering.  We hope to be participating again next year!

Leave a comment

Filed under Science

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s