Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Jr. (IGED Jr.) is a day established to help acquaint young women with the opportunities available in the field of engineering. The event introduces girls in 6th-8th grades to various engineering disciplines with interactions with women engineers, a keynote speaker, hands-on activities, and more.
Eight of our middle school girls spent the day on Friday, November 12, at this year's IGED Jr. event, held on the UMKC campus. The students were matched with mentros to explore engineering activities, learn more about STEM, and ask questions about what it's like to be an engineer.