IWEM (Inspiring Women in Engineering and Medicine)
UConn Health is excited to announce the next IWEM (Inspiring Women in Engineering & Medicine) workshop. It will take place on Saturday September 14, 2019 at the Musculoskeletal Institute at UConn Health in Farmington Connecticut. We invite females in high school (grades 10-12) in Connecticut to apply. This will be a FREE, four hour hands on workshop and participants will get to perform 3 different mock orthopaedic surgeries and hear from prominent women surgeons and interact with other successful women in the medical field, such as physical therapist and advanced practicing registered nurses.
The deadline to apply is August 29, 2019. THE APPLICATION WILL CLOSE ON August 29, 2019.
Our Mission Statement
At the Inspiring Women in Engineering & Medicine (IWEM) workshop, we are committed to exposing young women to the rewarding fields of Medicine and Engineering. In a time where women comprise such a small proportion of the workforce in these fields, IWEM creates an opportunity for women to experience and appreciate what these male-dominated professions entail. Our day-long program consists of several hands-on workshops, including suturing and simulated surgery, as well as lectures on the path to becoming a successful female in Medicine and Engineering. Our goal is to inspire hope in these young women, by providing an unparalleled experience into these fields. We strive to recruit high school students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds into our program to equip them with the excitement, knowledge, and mentorship necessary to pursue careers in these fields.