Eva the Engineer Overview
Eva the Engineer is an interactive elective course developed and taught by UW-Madison engineering students to young women in Madison-area middle schools. The primary goal of the program is to educate, excite, and encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Hands-on activities are used to teach lessons on the principles of civil engineering, sustainability, and women in STEM in this interactive elective course developed particularly for young women in middle school. Life cycle assessments, water use and water treatment, concrete, and the use of recycled materials in construction applications are just a few of the sustainability-focused engineering principles to which the students will be exposed. By presenting examples of successful female engineers, as well as allowing young women to explore the engineering field interactively, students envision themselves succeeding in STEM fields.
Eva the Engineer was promptly launched upon receiving the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship at the end of the spring semester, 2017.