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Middle School Visitation

Event day: Sunday, October 27th, 2019

  Registration is closed. To be put on the wait list, please contact

Event duration: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The program is designed to give middle school girls a comprehensive look at engineering through hands-on demonstrations, a design activity, a speaker, lab tours, and lunch with current engineering students. The session, which is for middle school girls (6th, 7th, and 8th grades), aims to showcase the many diverse, exciting, and creative fields that comprise engineering.

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis due to limited space.

Applications are to be submitted online using the form above.

Once registration is confirmed, a non-refundable fee of $15.00 is due by October 27th, 2019.

Payment can be made online through PayPal or by mail postmarked by October 27th, 2019.

Please make checks out to the order of Society of Women Engineers and send to the PO Box listed in the application.


Please read the FAQ section below, providing further details about the event. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!


Frequently Asked Questions:


Where is the event held?

This program is held at the University of Virginia in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Charlottesville, VA. The initial meeting place will be the Mechanical Engineering building. Parking information will be sent out to participants approximately one week before the event.


Are boys allowed to attend this event?

This program targets young girls and we are unfortunately unable to accept boys to our event. However, UVA’s Center for Diversity in Engineering offers a variety of programs for all students during the summer. For more information, visit:


Can parents attend? Do I have to stay with my child during the event?

Parents drop off their daughter for the afternoon and pick them up at the end. At the end of the event we will have a brief student panel for the parents to ask questions about engineering at UVA while they wait for their daughters to wrap up. We are unable to accommodate parents during the actual event due to limited room capacities. If you have specific concerns please contact us at


Does my child need to bring anything to the event?

All materials will be provided. We will be providing pizza and refreshments for lunch, so if your child has a food allergy, please be sure to have them bring an alternate meal.