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Writer: Sarah Burke
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Immediate

UI women engineers plan March 12 visits to three Iowa City elementary schools

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) from the University of Iowa College of Engineering will visit three Iowa City elementary schools to discuss the engineering vocation and the importance of math and science in the field Thursday, March 12.

The times of the visits, participating teachers and their schools are: 9:30-10:30 a.m.,

Alexis Stigge, Mann Elementary, 521 N. Dodge St.; 9:40 -11:40 a.m., Norma Carlson, Hoover Elementary, 2200 E. Court St.; 12:20 -1:50 p.m., Ed Saehler, Lemme Elementary, 3

100 E. Washington St.

In addition to their presentation, SWE will oversee a straw bridge building contest, providing the elementary students with an opportunity to engage in an engineering activity.