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U of M Summer Engineering Program Will Introduce Girls to Manufacturing University News
For release: May 3, 2010

For press information, contact Shelia Moses, 901-678-4933 or Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

What is it like to work in the engineering profession? How are science, technology, engineering, and math used in designing and manufacturing goods? To answer those questions, the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will hold its fourth annual Girls in Manufacturing (GiM) summer program for high school girls.

The program is open to all girls entering grades 10-12. There is no cost to attend; lunch is provided each day.

There will be two GiM sessions: June 7-11 and June 14-18. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Herff College of Engineering. It is sponsored by Cummins Inc., Carrier Corp. and Cargill.

In a fun atmosphere, students will learn about engineering, science, and technology, and they will develop skills that can lead to success in careers in which women are underrepresented.

Highlights of GiM include a robotics competition, a field trip to a manufacturing plant, and daily guest speakers. Students will learn about manufacturing processes, production control strategies, and computer aided design (CAD).

The application deadline is May 28. Online registration is available at www.engr.memphis.edu/gim

For more information, call Shelia Moses at 901-678-4933.

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