Women Stars make Engineering Exciting for Students

MIT WTP Mission 
Every week I get to meet amazing students, educators and commerical customers that make it truly exciting to be an engineer.  This week is no exception.  On Tuesday, Professor Barbara Hughey from the MIT Women in Technology program got to talk to us about a 4 week summer girls in education program that show high school girls how exciting science and engineering can be.    Students learned concepts in physics, math, and engineering.  The girls also create SolidWorks models and rapid prototypes.

MIT WTP SolidWorks Models 

To help promote the need for more women in engineering, I invited Barbara to share what she does here at SolidWorks with members of the North American technical press and SolidWorks bloggers.  So why not have everyone learn what the girls learn,  filled with questions and fun exercises.  The result – learn the cross product and understand how motors work, then go on an build a robot designed by a SolidWorks customer!

 

Tamiya Robots 

 

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard