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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Join us for the third annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering day! The event takes place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. This event is put on by a consortium of partners in Lincoln and is geared towards girls in grades 3-12. All are welcome to attend!

Adults are expected to attend with their child(ren), though they can attend different activities. All planning to attend must register in advance.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Nebraska Innovation Campus – 2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE

Morning schedule: 

8:30 a.m. check-in and onsite registration

9:00 - 9:25 a.m. opening session in the auditorium with keynote speaker Pam Dingman (bio below)

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. breakouts, split by ages 7-12 and 13+

There will be multiple breakouts including tours of the Innovation Studio maker space, Innovation Campus companies, caregiver info sessions, and the STEM playground (featuring community organizations with hands on activities and giveaways).

Afternoon portion:

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. panel sessions with lunch, subsidized at $5 each SOLD OUT

Panel sessions include one of professional women engineers and one of female undergraduate and graduate engineering students, you will select one panel to attend.

You can register for the morning, afternoon, or both!

A more detailed schedule is available below, "program".

If attending this event isn't possible due to the challenge of transportation expenses, email to inquire on transportation assistance. Thank you to American Association of University Women for helping ensure everyone interested is able to attend!

Morning registration:

Tickets are free for this event, but each order will have a $3 online transaction charge.

Afternoon registration here:

Tickets are $5 for the afternoon panel sessions and includes a subsidized lunch. You will be asked to identify which session you plan to attend during the check-out process.

Helpful Files

Keynote Speaker - Pam Dingman

Pam Dingman is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer.  In 2014, she became the first woman in Nebraska to be elected county engineer.  She is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of design, construction, and maintenance of Lancaster County Engineering’s nearly $30,000,000 budget. Dingman testifies regularly about infrastructure conditions and needs. 

Prior to being elected she owned and managed Engineering Design Consultants a civil engineering consulting firm.  She has served on the City of Waverly’s Planning commission, and numerous local and national boards.

In 2018 she became the first woman in Nebraska to be named a Fellow in the Society of Women Engineers.

Pam has received many honors and awards such as the Society of Women Engineers – Entrepreneur Award, American Planning Association Nebraska Chapter – Advancing Diversity and Social Change, University of Nebraska Young Alumni of the Year, Lincoln Chamber Woman-Owned Business of the Year, ABWA Top Ten Women, Lincoln Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Society of Women Engineers Distinguished New Engineer, NSPE Nebraska Young Engineer of the Year.

She has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  Dingman has two grown sons.

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