2nd annual Paint Purdue Pink event reaches out to high school girls

A special one-day event for high school girls will make the connection between technology-focused degrees and solutions to a variety of social challenges.

Purdue’s College of Technology at Richmond will host the second annual Paint Purdue Pink this month. The event is being organized to show high school girls how they can make a difference with each of the degrees offered at the location.

“We wanted not only to introduce what they would study, but also how that would translate into a career,” said Michael Swain, director of the Richmond location. “We’ll give them an opportunity to meet women from the community in those careers and make sure they understand how those careers could be socially meaningful.”

At the end of the day, the participants should have more knowledge about their opportunities, which can help them make their college selections, Swain said.

“If we are successful, some of the girls will be interested enough to enroll while they are still in high school or consider a technology degree once they’ve graduated,” he said.

The Paint Purdue Pink event will be April 19 in Richmond. High school girls must be nominated by a high school administrator, teacher or counselor by April 12.

Contact the location for more information: College of Technology at Richmond: (765) 973-8228, techrichmond@purdue.edu.

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