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!