This year, the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Michigan had the opportunity to partner with a UM alumnus to run a summer outreach program in India. Walchandnagar Industries Limited in an engineering company located in Walchandnagar, which is about a 3 hour bus ride from Pune, India. The company is a strong supporter of the Bharat Children’s Academy and Jr. College, a local school that we partnered with for the week.
The week consisted of a 4 day summer camp in which we worked with 80 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grade students. The camp was 4 hours each day, and consisted of 2 engineering based modules each day. Each module focused on a variety of lessons in engineering, including teamwork, the design-build-test process, renewable energy, ethics in engineering, and aerodynamics.
If you want to check out more of the work we did, you can visit our blog- http://sweoverseas2013.blogspot.com/
We are so thankful that we had this amazing opportunity and appreciated all of the support from SWE we’ve received all year!
– Post written by the University of Michigan SWE section.