College of Engineering Educates Middle School Students about Engineering Field

The day will include demonstrations and participation in hands-on group activities, including designing a newspaper bridge, participating in an egg drop activity and competing in a tallest tower event.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Texas Instruments are partnering to host “Catch the Engineering Bug,” a day designed to encourage and educate girls from Lubbock middle schools about career possibilities in the engineering field.

WHEN:           9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 16)

WHERE:         Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

EVENT:          The day will include a series of demonstrations from the varying engineering disciplines with help from Texas Tech graduate students and professors. The middle school students will be encouraged to participate in hands-on group activities, including designing a newspaper bridge, participating in an egg drop activity and competing in a tallest tower event.

Texas Instruments will provide electrical engineering demonstrations and hands-on activities for students to learn how engineering interacts in everyday life.

More than 80 middle school students are registered to attend the event. Prizes and giveaways will be available for participants. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is no longer available.

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CONTACT: Hannah Boland, student representative, Society of Women Engineers, Texas Tech University, (817) 995-8678, or hannah.boland@ttu.edu.