On Saturday, March 1, eight girls from The Madeira School attended the sixth annual Women in Engineering Conference (WIE) at University of Maryland, College Park. The WIE Conference promotes women to join the engineering field, providing an informative forum which shows the wonderful innovations, applications, and opportunities engineering has to offer. Roughly 500 high school students attended this conference.
“This conference allowed me to see all the options in the STEM field, said Grace Huang ’16. “I loved meeting new people that shared the same interests as me. I also suggest everyone to go the (WIE) conference next year because it was a great learning experience and it is free of charge!”
Sessions varied from “STEM: It Should Stand for ‘Students That Earn Money’” to “Engineering Abroad.” Students were allowed to choose three out of sixteen sessions. After attending sessions, students convened at the Grand Ballroom for lunch and to listen to Tanya Johnson, the keynote speaker. Tanya Johnson is currently the business technology officer in the security sector for BAE Systems.
“I am so happy Madeira gave me the opportunity to attend this conference because I learned a lot of new things about careers in engineering!” said Sabrina Ni ‘16
Contributed by Grace Huang ’16