Society of Women Engineers hosts annual colloquium for high school girls

November 30, 2006

The Society of Women Engineers hosted about 60 high-school girls Nov. 18 for its always-popular annual colloquium on the Princeton campus. The students toured E-Quad labs, engaged in a Lego car competition, built spaghetti-and-gumdrop towers and heard from keynote speaker Suzanne Jeniches, vice president of Northrop Grumman.

Shirley Li and Sara Piaskowy, co-presidents of SWE, said they were impressed by the girls’ enthusiasm. “The purpose of this colloquium is to expose girls who have already demonstrated an interest in math and sciences to the field of engineering,” said Li.  “We hope we encouraged them to think about engineering as a possible field of study in college.”