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Hundreds Take Part in Inaugural WomEngineers Day

womengineers-300x224Career advice, diversity, and opportunities for engineers and scientists were key topics Saturday at the Knoxville Convention Center as more than 350 high school and college students turned out for the firstWomEngineers Day hosted by the College of Engineering.

Highlighted by speakers such as Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Lorraine Martin and Pratt and Whitney Military Engines President Bennett Croswell, the conference gave students a chance to hear from and talk to seasoned professionals in engineering and related fields.

“The support for WomEngineers Day within our college and the excitement for it among our attendees truly inspired us,” said Jessica Boles, a UT senior who helped bring about the event. “Engineering as a whole will soon be in the hands of our generation, and it’s up to us to responsibly shape its future.”

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