SUNY Canton Hosts Women in Engineering Day May 13

SUNY Canton Canino School of Engineering Technology is hosting its annual Women in Engineering Day beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, in Nevaldine Technology Center.

Pictured are, (l to r) Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Pictured are, (l to r) Grace R. Bessette, Abby E. Warner and Lizzy C. Christy from Canton’s J.M. McKenny Middle School. The three students took turns learning to operate surveying equipment at SUNY Canton. They were among the 120 area students to participate in the College’s Women in Engineering Day. Faculty members held activities to demonstrate the hands-on aspects of careers that start with an education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are invited to participate in activities and conversations related to careers in engineering. Workshops and presentations include Lego Mindstorm Robots and robotic programming, graphic design and interactive art, a computer password guessing game, computer-based automotive lessons, drinking water treatment, an introduction to surveying, electronics projects and materials analysis.

Madelyn L. Lawrence, an eighth grader from Clifton Fine Central School tests water samples from the Grasse River as part of SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day. Groups of students were given water samples and taught how to purify them during a demonstration in the College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

Madelyn L. Lawrence, an eighth grader from Clifton Fine Central School tests water samples from the Grasse River as part of SUNY Canton’s Women in Engineering Day. Groups of students were given water samples and taught how to purify them during a demonstration in the College’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program.

The college hosts this event to expose middle and high school students to its technology-focused learning environment and to prepare them for careers where women are traditionally underrepresented.

The American Association of University Women is cosponsoring the event. For more information, or to inquire about participation, contact Rebecca Blackmon in the SUNY Canton Grants Office, (315) 386-7686 or email blackmonr@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

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