Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2003 National Pledge Roster
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2003 is celebrated Thursday, February 20th. That date is simply a rallying point. We plan to record participation as long as organizations report to us. Some organizations will participate on that day but given professional schedules and school breaks, many will take place just before and just after National Engineers Week 2003. To the many organizations and volunteers who are working to increase diversity in the engineering profession, thank you for your efforts! Business
- Raytheon, Fullerton (CA)
Raytheon engineers will hold an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day for 150-200 girls in grades 5-8. Mlgraham@raytheon.com
- Bechtel, Houston (TX)
Engineers from Bechtel host Girl Scouts for a trivia game titled “Who Wants to be an Engineer?” This will be the third year for this event. Kjragas@bechtel.com.
- Siemens Energy, Cypress (CA)
Several sites of Siemens Energy & Automation are hosting on-site visits from 6th grade classes of girls; 8 women engineers, 50 girls. Jill.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids (IA)
Engineers at Rockwell Collins will do community outreach at local malls and the science museum. They specifically target 50 girls. Nlcraig@rockwellcollins.com
- Judith Nitsch Engineering, Boston (MA)
Six women engineers in the office of Judith Nitsch Engineering Inc. will host thirty 6th - 12th grade girls on-site on Feb. 20. Jnitsch@jnei.com
- Argonne National Laboratory (IL)
The Argonne National Laboratory will host 30 girls. Quock@phy.anl.gov
- NY Department of Transportation, Poughkeepsie (NY)
25 engineers (15 women) from the New York State Dept. of Transportation will visit about 3,000 girls in middle and high school classrooms and career days, as well as presenting ZOOM Into Engineering activities to 4th and 5th graders, over the course of 4 months. Jhawkings@gw.dot.state.ny.us.
- Buffalo Museum of Science (NY)
Buffalo Museum of Science and BEAM (Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities) plan an event during Engineers Week. Mmcfoy@sciencebuff.org
- Drexel University, Philadelphia (PA)
Drexel University College of Engineering invites high school girls to participate in their “Girrrl Power” program. Female faculty members present interactive labs and demonstrations. The girls have lunch with female engineering students, who share their experiences and encourage the girls to consider engineering as a career. Kennedy@drexel.edu.
- University of Kentucky, Lexington
The University of Kentucky, College of Engineering, together with engineers from Lexmark worldwide headquarters in Lexington will host 100 girls on Friday, February 21, on the University campus and at Lexmark. See www.engr.uky.edu/WIE?index.html. email@example.com
- West Virginia University, Morgantown
On March 8, the Society of Women Engineers at West Virginia University will hold its annual Girl Scout Day. SWE uses this day to help the girls earn their technology related badges, and provides lunch, snacks and a t-shirt. Engrprincess@hotmail.com
- North Carolina State, Raleigh
The North Carolina State University student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will have a community outreach to 20 girls. Ncsunsbe@yahoo.com.
- University of Rochester (NY)
The SEAS, the Society of Women Engineers student chapter at the University of Rochester, and the local Girl Scout Council, will present a half-day workshop for older scouts and their parents. The workshop will include tours of campus engineering facilities, hands-on activities, dinner, a Quiz Bowl, and information session for parents. Lnrw@seas.rochester.edu.
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cooperative activity between the University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, and the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council. Schmidtm@utk.edu.
- University of Texas - Austin
The Women in Engineering Program at the University of Texas - Austin will host an afternoon of fun and engaging engineering hands-on activities, including ZOOM Into Engineering activities, for girls of elementary through high school age. The event is designed to excite girls' interest in the field of engineering. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will be held at Thompson Conference Center from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Women from the UT engineering community, including faculty, students, staff, and alumni, will be available to talk to the girls about all aspects of engineering. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/wep/Precollege/Programs/girl_day/index.htm. Questions may be directed to Danielle Seabold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-471-5650.
Youth Groups and K-12 Schools
- Philadelphia (PA)
Girl Scouts will present engineering program options. Csassi@gssp.org.
- Hyattsville (MD)
The local middle school will link their program, Girls Are Great! with the local Women in Engineering program at the University of Maryland. Inreachinc@inc.com
- Detroit (MI)
The Detroit Merit Academy will have a special assembly for the girls at the school. 200 girls. email@example.com
- Bow (NH)
Local engineer supports a growing after-school club that targets girls in middle school and high school. Mgaschnig@bownet.org
- Greer (SC)
The local 4-H Eng/Tech club sponsors the FIRST robotics team 281 and also works closely with Clemson University and the Technology Charter High School. The club cooperates with Clemson and the TCHS to do presentations all year to all age groups to encourage students to become involved in science, engineering and technology. They also sponsor an open house at the robotics shop, poster contest. Extimate to reach 2000 girls with 20 women engineers. www.sc-upstart.com.
- Lisle (IL)
The Girl Scouts of DuPage County Council will collaborate with a local community college to provide engineering activities, panels, etc during Engineering Week. Julie@girlscoutsofdupage.org
- Salt Lake City (UT)
MESA (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement) Club will reach 100 girls in the Salt Lake City School District. Lauraine.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Las Vegas (NV)
ASCE Nevada section engineer will meet with 10 Girl Scouts. Sdpalmer@terracon.com
- Chelsea (MI)
A local woman engineer will work with 2 Girl Scout troops on engineering and science badges. Diane@factotem.com
- Ripley (MS)
High School student will hold workshop introducing younger girls to engineering, with a hands-on project.
- Chicago (IL)
Kathryn A. Gray, NSPE regional vice president, will lead a ZOOM Into Engineering workshop for Brownies and Girl Scouts ages 6-12 on Saturday, Feb 15, 2003, 9:00am to noon at the Chicago Area Girl Scout Council Office, 222 South Riverside, Chicago. Each attendee will tackle 5 projects including the Egg Bungee Jump, Hoop Glider, Flinker, Polishing Pennies, and Paper Towers. They will view a video and take part in an Explore Careers segment where real engineers will be there to answer their questions. The $5 registration fee includes badge. email@example.com
Professional and Volunteer Societies and Associations
- ASCE, Harrisburg (PA)
An engineer from the American Society of Civil Engineers will make a presentation on civil engineering to an 8th grade algebra classes at Harrisburg Academy, including a hands-on activity. Also will present hands-on demo to a kindergarten class and 2nd grade class. Cbeenenga@gfnet.com
- SME, Mt. Pleasant (MI)
Student chapter of Society of Manufacturing Engineers will host 45 high school girls with a hands-on engineering demonstration. Woodw1em@yahoo.com
- ASCE, Boston (MA)
Engineer from local American Society of Civil Engineers chapter will go into the K-8 school and do several short hands-on engineering programs; includes a ZOOM Into Engineering activity with the 4th grade. firstname.lastname@example.org
- ASHRAE, Carson City (NV)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers local section is sending several engineers to the local high school for activities. Kelli.email@example.com.
- IEEE, Portland (OR)
A woman engineer member of IEEE will present a hands-on activity explaining Newton’s Laws of Motion to 15 girls. Bhall@easystreet.com.
- ASME President Susan H. Skemp issued a call to ASME's female members to help raise awareness about engineering and the rewards it offers by appearing at Girl Scouts of America venues. Nearly 100 members had answered Skemp's call to take their "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" program to an anticipated 2,000 girls at Girl Scout troop meetings from February 16-22. Participants will find contact information for their local Girl Scout troops at www.asme.org/education/precollege. Contact John Varassi for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.