SEAS Immersion Underway

SSIP welcome

July 07, 2024
School of Engineering & Applied Science
SSIP participants in classroom
Dr. Alireza Toghraee, a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering department, gives the young women an overview of their week at Gonzaga.

The third SEAS Summer Immersion Program (SSIP) started off on a hot Sunday midday, giving high-school aged girls an opportunity to explore engineering and computer science careers first-hand. For the next several days, these young women will live in a Gonzaga dorm, visit businesses and organizations to see professional engineers at work, and meet other women who have made computer science & engineering their livelihood.

Students listen to mealtime speaker
At dinnertime, the ladies met Kaylyn Myers, a mechanical engineer with MW Consulting Engineers. During her talk, she encouraged the girls to "embrace what doesn't go as planned."
Q and A session
Kaylyn Myers, left, and former Dean Karlene Hoo take questions from the SSIP participants.
More about the SSIP experience