Kewaskum High School Women’s Engineering Program First in Wisconsin

Kewaskum High School Women In Engineering

Problem: There is a lack of women entering engineering and manufacturing fields.

Solution:  Kewaskum Women In Engineering high school program.

Kewaskum High School is leading the way in the state of Wisconsin with its program developed by Technology and Education teachers Patrick Moerchen and Bryan Puls and supported by Wisconsin manufacturers.

Kewaskum HS Women in Engineering Curriculum

The class focuses on three main topics which will include a History of Women in Engineering/Manufacturing, current topics and post-high school education, and mechanical design using SolidWorks software.

The program explores new types of technologies used in Wisconsin manufacturing.  Kondex Corporation of Lomira and Kohler Corporation of Kohler pledged support.

The mechanical design class is articulated with Moraine Park Technical College.  Patrick has achieved Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and will be part of the program.

Kewaskum High School is offering high school credit, college credit, and industry certification all within one class. This integrated class plan was designed by these technology teachers.

Their story was featured in the Milwaukee Journal.    We thank Patrick and his first all-women’s class for sharing with the SolidWorks Community.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
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