updated: 6/29/2012 10:24:29 AM
A Vincennes University program aimed at educating high school girls about career opportunities in engineering and technology wraps up in Indianapolis today. Participants in the "Fearless Females Summer Camp" are spending the day at Target Chip Ganassi Racing and the school's Aviation Technology Center at Indianapolis International Airport.
June 29, 2012
Indianapolis, Ind. -- Officials at the Aviation Technology Center at Vincennes University in Indianapolis today will be hosting the “Fearless Females Summer Camp” – the purpose of which is to educate girls in grades 8-12 about the career opportunities available in engineering and technology.
The week long Camp started Monday at Vincennes University and has included visits to Berry Plastics in Princeton, Indiana, Mead Johnson in Evansville as well as a up close and interactive tour of the Vincennes University Technology Division at the Main Campus
The week will end today with a visit to Target Chip Ganassi Racing at 10:30 AM and end this afternoon with a tour of the Aviation Technology Center at 1:30 PM. The Aviation Technology Center - Vincennes University is located at the Indianapolis International Airport at 2175 South Hoffman Road.
“Now, more than ever before, there are many promising career opportunities out there for women in engineering and technology,” said Michael Gehrich, director, Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center.
He continued, “As girls in our middle schools and high schools make decisions about the career path they’re interested in pursuing, it is our hope that the “Fearless Females” program will provide them with an opportunity to learn and be excited about something they might want to do in their lives as they grow up.”
Featuring programs from Vincennes and Purdue Universities, the Aviation Technology Center is located on a 32-acre site at Indianapolis International Airport. The facility’s two hangars contain 15 aircraft, including a fully-functioning Boeing 737 jet, 12 classrooms and 10 industry equipped laboratories and engine testing cells.
For more information regarding the facility and its programs, call (317) 381-6000 or visit our website at www.aviationtechcenter.com, ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IndyATC or follow us on Twitter - @IndyATC.
Source: Vincennes University