Posted by: Nicole Pride | March 22, 2010

In Honor of Women’s History Month

Since it’s Women’s History Month, I felt inspired to find out about some of the Rutgers Day programs that address issues pertinent to women. Here’s a few that caught my eye:

Gemstone necklaces will be donated to women with breast cancer.

Bead for a Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness – The student group Bead the Cure will supply materials for visitors to create gemstone necklaces that will be donated to women with cancer. The necklaces that aren’t donated will be sold at a Rutgers student center. All proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering & Technology

Middle school girls learned about fluid mechanics from one of Rutgers mechanical engineering professors and then built their very own water guns.

The School of Engineering’s open house will include an info session on precollege, undergraduate and graduate programs for women pursuing engineering. The Rutgers University Women in Engineering Leadership League, Rutgers University Women in Engineering Initiative and Society of Women Engineers are great organizations that will be discussed.

According to plans for the “Gender in the World of Work” program, an exhibit will highlight programs and services related to women and work, including programs for middle and high school students, women working in nontraditional fields, and women achieving leadership in the workplace. This program will be provided by the Center for Women and Work and the Nontraditional Career Resource Center.

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