Past Participants

I believe the Women in Engineering Summer Camp is valuable because . . .

It helped me gain a better understanding of what engineering is and it helped me decide that it is what I want to do with the rest of my life.
—Courtney, Dublin, Ohio

It’s hard to find honest and trustworthy answers to questions about possible careers and opportunities, but this camp helped me realize that becoming an engineer is exactly what I want to strive for in life.
—Jenna, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

I learned what I want to do with my life and pursue in college. This camp was amazing and informative. I really enjoyed my time at camp and highly recommend it!
—Lauren, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

You not only get a chance to explore each kind of engineering but you are also taught how the different experiments apply to the real world. You come out with a better understanding of what engineers do and the numerous opportunities that are available. You leave with your eyes opened to how essential engineering is to the world you live in.
—Jen, Wauconda, Illinois

It was very educational and I learned so much about being an engineer and what engineers do. It allowed me to get a better idea of what it is like being an engineering student. Before camp, I had little knowledge of what engineering involves. After camp, I feel so much more informed and for the first time I can picture myself pursuing an engineering career.
—Nina, Newbury, Ohio

It helps young women understand the reality of females in engineering, and empowers young women to follow their dreams.
Tachelle, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I had an amazing week!  Thank you for this amazing program!!!  My perspective of engineering changed on a whole different level.  I experienced the importance of teamwork and friendship, and became a more independent and positive individual. This camp was one of the biggest highlights of my summer.  I met many friends and gained a much better understanding of what engineering is. This was an overall phenomenal experience for me. 
Julia, Commercial Point, Ohio

What parents had to say . . .

Our daughter talked endlessly about her week at camp during the four-hour ride home and the days that followed. The program gave our daughter the opportunity to explore many different aspects in a field she was fairly certain would one day be her career. We, as her family, are extremely grateful to all of you who made this program happen!
—Parent of Bridget, Plymouth, Michigan

The program exposed my daughter to multiple areas of engineering and had women talk about all the ways they leverage their engineering degrees. My daughter went to camp to appease me and came out of it open to considering engineering as a viable major. She has a much greater grasp on how engineering is applied.
—Parent of Liza

This program was exceptional in the way it explained engineering to the girls and let them know what each sub-discipline was like. It was also great in that it constantly reinforced that it is not only OK for a girl to be interested in engineering, but that girls can really excel in engineering.
—Parent of Julia

Thanks to this program my daughter now wants to be an engineer.  She loved the camp and benefited from her exposure to the different engineering disciplines.  The projects you allowed the girls to get involved with were awesome and a great way for them to see engineering in practice.  I applaud this camp and would highly recommend it. Thank you for all the work you put into this wonderful program.
Parent of Jennifer, Cincinnati, Ohio

I just want you to know that my daughter, just driving home from the  camp, is so enthused. Your camp has just totally enhanced her knowledge base.  The experience was very worthwhile.  She's getting career ideas, making plans for the future on how she might do this.  And even though she's not totally certain how, at least she's starting to get ideas on things we are going to look into.  So thank you again — it's worth all the hard work.  It's a wonderful experience, a well-run program. She thoroughly enjoyed it and gained a lot from it.  And from a parent's perspective that's what I wanted to happen for her — to gain career insight, and you definitely gave her that. So thank you again for a well-run program. 
—Mother of camper, Germantown, Ohio


Women in Engineering Summer Camp, Laura Bistrek, Executive Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0255