Two dozen middle school girls and mentors from the Society of Women Engineers took over Packard Lab July 9-13 for CHOICES. Lehigh’s popular CHOICES summer camp is designed to provide girls with the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun engineering and science experiments led by women engineers. (Check out "The Coolest Engineering Outreach Program in the Known Universe" on YouTube.)
CHOICES is designed to foster an interest among middle-school girls in the future pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math. The event is sponsored by Lehigh's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and our chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, with support from partner organizations such as NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Air Products and Chemicals, ExxonMobil, and Rodale, Inc., among others.
Highlights of the week were captured on the CHOICES Facebook page, with photos and videos submitted by the campers and project mentors as the week progressed (thanks to an innovative iPad initiative led by Robin Deily and Carly Klimash of Lehigh’s Library and Technology Services.)