WiE Program Recognized for Mentoring Efforts
Ohio State’s Women in Engineering Program (WiE) has been recognized for an initiative that connects university engineering students with girls at a Columbus-area high school. Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nonprofit group that helps design STEM educational curriculum, lauded Ohio State’s WiE initiative as part of its National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, observed on Feb. 23.
Students and staff in the College of Engineering who work with WiE partnered with engineering teachers and students at Hilliard Davidson High School to create a WiE program at the school. The goal is to encourage more girls to study engineering at the high school. According to PLTW, the success at Hilliard Davidson is being replicated throughout the country as middle and high schools attempt to bring more girls into their PLTW engineering programs.
About The Hilliard Davidson WiE Program and PLTW
Hilliard Davidson High School is located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. News of Ohio State’s WiE commitment to Hilliard Davidson’s PLTW program can be found at https://www.pltw.org/news/items/201202-bridging-engineering-gender-gap.
About Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way is a provider of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.
About Women in Engineering at Ohio State
More information about Ohio State’s Women in Engineering Program can be found at engineering.osu.edu/programs/women-engineering.