Student Receives Program Development Grant from the Society of Women Engineers

Lesley Wu, a senior in Biomedical Engineering, received the Program Development Grant from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to fund planned outreach entitled “Electrical Inventions”. The Rensselaer Student Chapter of SWE is partnering with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to deliver a 6-week hands-on course for a group of 12 middle school girls. The course provides exposure to the basics of electricity and teaches them how to build simple circuits and switches. Each participant will work on a main project to take home after the course has concluded. Potential projects are: LED light-up frisbee, bedroom security system, or electric fortune teller box.