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By Andrew Brodzeller

Nearly 80 curious young ladies from across the greater Milwaukee area had their fill of hands-on engineering activities at an iHeels session in July. The girls were grouped by age (ages 6-11 in the morning and ages 12-18 in the afternoon) and given a chance to experience engineering in action. The iHeels program — Inspiring Hands-on Engineering Experiences with Ladies of STEM — offers sessions throughout the year and aims to introduce young ladies to the fun, challenge and excitement of engineering. From creating circuits to designing and testing pasta bridges, from building LEGO robots to mixing hand lotions, iHeels provides insights into engineering many of these young women would never otherwise have. To learn more about the iHeels program and all of the college’s K–12 outreach programs, visit

Marquette Engineer