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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

March 15, 2007
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 events to be held on Saturday, March 24, and Saturday, April 7, on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. The theme of the March 24 event is "Engineering help for injuries and disabilities." The theme of the April 7 event is "Engineering and climate change."

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

The program is open to Baltimore area girls in grades 6 through 8. 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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