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Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

November 16, 2006
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman

Free Program Will Introduce
Middle School Girls to Engineering

Johns Hopkins Event Will Allow Students to
Work on Design Projects

Middle school girls from throughout the Baltimore region will get a chance to learn about engineering careers, design a team project and meet with college engineering majors during a program to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus.

The event, called "Ready Set Design!" is free, but students who wish to attend must submit a registration form, signed by a parent or guardian, by Thursday, Nov. 30. The registration form and additional information can be accessed through this Web site: www.jhu.edu/~asme/readysetdesign.html.

The program is open to girls in grades 6 through 8 from Baltimore and neighboring communities. It will be held in the Glass Pavilion in Levering Hall at the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. Girls may register for one of two sessions: from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

During each session, the girls will learn about the role of engineers, then will be divided into groups to work on design projects. Participants will get a chance to meet Johns Hopkins engineering students and local engineering professionals. Each girl will also receive a free T-shirt.

The program is being organized by the Johns Hopkins student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Financial support has been provided by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association and the National Science Foundation.

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