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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.

Past Activities

2021 Activity: Rescue the Cargo!

This year, participants will get an inside look at how engineers design life-saving devices that change the world every day! Teams will work together to build a mini life raft, following the prompt below:

The National Weather Service is reporting that there will be hurricane-level rains falling on Moscow and the University of Idaho in the coming hours and have advised those in the area to seek shelter and have a plan to evacuate in the water. They advise you to not be dependent on a vehicle due to the risk of it being unable to run once flooded. Based on their storm tracking equipment, they estimate that the center of the storm will arrive in 1 hour 45 minutes. The rain will begin to fall much sooner than that however.

You and your friends begin to plan to build a raft to evacuate.

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