November 14, 2013
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Johns Hopkins Students Will Help Young Visitors Build Design Projects
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
WHERE: The Glass Pavilion in Levering Hall, at The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD.
WHO: Engineering students at Johns Hopkins are primary organizers and volunteers for “Ready Set Design!” The program aims to cultivate girls’ interest in engineering and engineering careers. About 30 girls from middle schools in Baltimore city and neighboring communities are expected to participate.
WHAT: Johns Hopkins engineering students will help the young visitors, working in small teams, to complete design technology projects with a “Pet and Animal Technologies” theme.
WHY: The engineering field has a gender diversity problem: too few women. To help correct this imbalance, organizers of this event want to expose middle school girls whose minds are still open to non-traditional career paths, to women engineers and engineering projects.
MEDIA CONTACT AT THE EVENT: Marisa Babb at (302) 740-4898.
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