Promising young women attend a Victorian Tea Party by invitation. The tea provides the young women with opportunities to talk with women in engineering and engineering technology programs and careers. When the tea was first organized, in 2009, only high school students were invited. In 2011, select members of the a group of young women from a junior high school who had been participating in NSF-sponsored activities were invited.
A member of the IVCC Leadership Team, at right, talks with a high school student and her father during the 2009 tea.
The tea is held at the Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle,
a National Historic Landmark constructed in 1874.