November 5, 2001
ONLY ALL-WOMEN ENGINEERING PROGRAM
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001
WHERE: Philadelphia High School for
Girls ("Girls' High")
In 1999, Smith College became the first women's college to offer an engineering program. Today, 80 students are enrolled in engineering courses and some 25 students a year are expected to graduate with degrees in engineering science.
Domenico Grasso, director of Smith's Picker Engineering Program, and Audrey Smith, director of admission at the college, will meet with some 40 sophomores, juniors and seniors at Girls' High to increase their awareness of opportunities for women in engineering and technology and to answer questions about the college-level study of engineering.
Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the event. Call Laurie Fenlason at (413) 585-2190 to make arrangements.
Girls' High traces its history to 1848, when the Girls' Normal School opened in Philadelphia as the first municipally supported secondary school for girls in the United States. Today, Girls' High is the only academic public school with membership in the National Coalition of Girls' Schools.
Smith College is consistently ranked among the nation's foremost liberal arts colleges. Enrolling 2,800 students from every state and 50 other countries, Smith is the largest undergraduate women's college in the United States.