Students attend engineering program at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — Local students attended the prestigious Junior Women in Engineering program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

Middle-school girls from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and California were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. WIE is part of Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs.

JWIE is a fun and intensive weeklong look at several disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering. The young women were mentored by female role models working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Students accepted in the JWIE program recei ved a scholarship valued at more than $1,000 to cover tuition, room and board and supplies.

In addition, the young women experienced college life by staying in residence halls, eating in university cafeterias and exploring campus life among others with similar interests. Following intensive classroom and lab experiences in the day, the girls enjoyed team competitions, a variety show and many outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

The Junior Women in Engineering program was sponsored by ITC Holdings Corp.