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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Challenge Activity

Women in Engineering (WIE) Day is a free workshop designed to introduce students to engineering and computer science concepts.

Students participate in a hands-on design challenge using everyday objects to build their teamwork, problem-solving, communication, testing, and design process skills.

2021 Activity: Build a Raft

This year, participants will get an inside look at how engineers design life-saving devices that change the world every day.

When natural disaster strikes, the clock is ticking for survival! Torrential rains have struck our town, the streets are flooding fast, and it’s up to us to get everyone evacuated as quickly and safely as possible.

Together, we will design mini life rafts using limited materials. Working against budget and time constraints, we will challenge ourselves to think outside the box and show off our engineering skills to overcome this natural disaster.

Virtual Tour

Step 2

Check out the University of Idaho College of Engineering Virtual Tour to learn more about the labs and facilities you will use as a student here!

Past Activities

Fall 2020 — “Computer Science” Challenge

The challenge for WIE Day 2020 is still online, check it out!

Fall 2019 — “A Zombie Got My Leg” Challenge

The challenge for WIE Day 2019 asked students to come up with new solutions using everyday materials to design and build a prosthetic leg.

Students act as engineers during an imaginary disaster in which a group member's leg was amputated in order to survive a zombie attack.

Teams designed and fabricated a replacement prosthetic limb using given specific starting material and limited additional supplies, similar to how engineers design for individuals while working within constraints.

Prototypes were tested against required specifications.

A presentation following the challenge covered new innovations in prosthetic technology from a biomedical and robotic standpoint as well as research going on right now in the U of I College of Engineering.

Zombie got my leg! WIE Day Challenge Fall 2019

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach