Young Women @ TT

Thornton Tomasetti to hold event encouraging young women's interest in science and engineering careers

Thornton Tomasetti worked on The Bill & Melinda Gates Hall at Cornell University designed by Thom Mayne. (Courtesy Mark Hintsa / Flickr)

On October 10 this month, New York engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti will host an event aimed at young women interested in science and engineering careers.

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and run through until 1:00 p.m. (breakfast and lunch will be served), and will be located at the Thornton Tomasetti offices in New York City on 51 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor.

The event aims to address the following questions:

What does a structural engineer do? What does a facade engineer do? What is blast engineering?

Can girls succeed as engineers?

What is the difference between an engineer, an architect, and a sustainability consultant?

How can I start designing buildings?

Additionally, other small group tours and hands-on activities will take place. The event is open to all high school girls, though spaces are limited. For those interested, RSVP to: Vanessa Rodriguez: VRodriguez[at], 917-661-7800.

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