TMLA’s Women in Engineering Week

 TMLA offered a 5 day intensive experience in engineering  summer July 8 – 12, 2019.  

TMLA’s WOMEN IN ENGINEERING WEEK   inspired young women to explore Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, Software, and Environmental Engineering.

Dates:  July 8 -12, 2019
Time:  9am to 3pm
Location: The Mary Louis Academy
Who Attended: Young women entering 8th  grade as of  September 2019 and TMLA Class of 2023, and Class of 2022.  Enrollment limited to 30 participants.
Cost: $150 per student.

Each day included hands-on team based fun projects and applying  creativity to solving real-life engineering challenges,  in order to

  •  design a mechanical hand
  •  create a watercraft to explore buoyancy
  •  harness sustainable energy with a wind turbine
  •  explore current multiplied by voltage to give power
  • do much more

Throughout the week, activities also included

  • Touring engineering labs at a local college.
  • Experiencing TMLA’s 3D printer at work; learning how it functions.
  • Marveling at TMLA Robotic team’s projects in TMLA Engineering lab. On Friday’s End-of-Program Celebration, families and friends were invited to watch students present their design projects and what they had learned during the week.

Engineers help shape the future. 
Engineering unleashes the spirit of innovation.
Engineers constantly discover ways to improve our lives.

TMLA hopes to foster your natural curiosity and  encourage the spirit of innovation to engage with the many challenges of our time.

Rhoxanne Morris, Head Instructor,  Mechanical Engineering from San Jose University, California
Guest lecturer Kathleen Rutherford, TMLA ’79, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering