Several River’s Edge High School students were among the roughly 40 juniors and seniors from high schools across Idaho and eastern Washington to visit the University of Idaho for its Women in Engineering Day event on Sept. 24 and even came away with $500 scholarships.
The workshop tasked teams of students with building a miniature life raft powered by batteries and capable of holding 250 grams of weight. The rafts were tested at the university's Memorial Gym Swim Center to see if they could stay afloat while supporting bags of rice.
Participating students also toured university labs and engaged with engineering students, faculty, and industry leaders.
River's Edge students Drake Davenport, Allie Franz, Cian McConn, Averie O' Connell, Trinity Pomponio and Elio Richman all earned a $500 scholarship toward a University of Idaho undergraduate degree in engineering.
Thank you to University of Idaho for giving our students a taste of the college experience and the opportunity to learn more about engineering.
To learn more about University of Idaho’s Women in Engineering Day, visit www.uidaho.edu/engr/events/wie.