On the evening of March 26th, the Magnet High School hosted the program, Women's Night of Engineering, sponsored by the NJ Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Their mission is to "Stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders."
Students and their parents participated in both informational and interactive activities with several female engineers from the society. After hearing about the career paths of the engineers, students worked in groups on an engineering challenge to build a bridge with spaghetti, gummy bears, and rubber bands to support the biggest load. The importance of project management was emphasized.
Meanwhile, parents participated in an interactive presentation in which they learned about the variety of engineering careers available and discussed how to support and guide their daughters' interests and passions in the STEM fields.