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Students Attend Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day

Earlier today, Lexie Bundy ’17, Illyssa Creamer ’17, Shania Davis ’20, Kyra Parris ’20, Zazie Sidarta ’18, and Yashi Thakurani ’18 traveled with faculty member Rachel Passarelli to UMass Amherst for this year’s Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day.
Geared towards female high school students, the event offered participants an introduction to the field of engineering, a student and alumnae panel, interactive activities, and opportunities for industry-related discussion. Examples of events and workshops included hands-on engineering and computing activities; introduction to computer programming, environmental engineering, and industrial engineering; technology demos; career information; informal discussions with current students, professors, and engineers; and tours of the school’s engineering and computer science labs.
Founded in 1983, the Women in Engineering Program (WEP), began with a gift from GTE Corporation. Its mission is to reach and inspire college women to pursue their potential in engineering and technical careers, while supporting them throughout the process. The goal of WEP is to educate women about engineering fields and to help them purse an engineering degree.
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.