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With less than 15% of engineers in the workforce being women, we are doing our part to inspire and empower the next generation of women engineers! Celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day by connecting with amazing women that are defying the odds. These incredible scientists will introduce the important work that they are doing while highlighting the significance of increasing the number of women in engineering and technology and the endless possibilities in this exciting field.

Admission is complimentary. Tickets are limited to two per transaction. Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase prior to the event. (Food and beverage is not allowed inside the Frost Planetarium).

Please note registration to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 6:00 p.m. Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.

Helena Solo-Gabriele is the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Engineering and also holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Solo-Gabriele graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s and master’s in Civil Engineering in 1987 and 1988, respectively. In 1995, she received her PhD in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and joined the University engineering faculty that same year.

Michelle Suggs is the Senior Manager of Quality Assurance at Boeing Distribution Services Inc. and has more than 15 years of experience in the aerospace and automotive industries. She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Materials Science and Engineering. Michelle takes her passion for engineering into her home and volunteer work, promoting the value of STEM in her community and through affiliations with organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

Estefani Arroyo is an Honors student at Florida International University, studying Computer Science. This past summer she interned as a Program Manager at Microsoft in Azure Data under Cosmos DB. Before that, she interned at JPMorgan Chase as a Software Engineering Intern on their Big Data team. She is very involved in the FIU community and has obtained various leadership roles on campus and is currently the VP for Women in Computer Science, Treasurer for Association for Computing Machinery, and Director of MiamiHacks among many others.

Parking Instructions

  • Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.