HOUGHTON, Mich. (June 27, 2016) – Madison Turner of Reeths Puffer High School was one of nearly 140 young women from across the United States who won a scholarship to attend “Women in Engineering” at Michigan Technological University, June 19-25. Women in Engineering is an intensive week-long look at careers in a variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological and materials.
Girls in grades 9-11 explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create an artificial intelligence army and more. Students have the opportunity to get inside information from role models working in engineering fields and learn about the college application process and tips for succeeding in university engineering programs. The program gives high school women a college-life experience with a stay in a residence hall among others with similar interests.
Kicking off Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program series of summer sessions, WIE is a highly-competitive scholarship program. Accepted students receive scholarships that cover tuition, room and board and supplies. WIE scholarship funding is provided by corporations, organizations and Michigan Tech.
We’re very proud of Madison and are sure to hear great things about her in future years!