Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2004 National Pledge Roster
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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2004 is celebrated Thursday, February 26th. 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 2004. To the many organizations and volunteers who are working to increase diversity in the engineering profession, thank you for your efforts!
BAE SYSTEMS, Lansdale, PA
BAE Systems and the Doylestown branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold a spring 2004 evening at BAE SYSTEMS, Lansdale, PA facility for middle school student girls in the area. Surrounded by schools, near several universities, and with a large engineering populace in the Lansdale facility, the AAUW will work with BAE SYSTEMS to help Girls Understand Engineering, Science & Technology (GUEST) by providing 6 female engineering speakers, of various ages and career levels, to middle school female students. email@example.com
Turner Construction Company, New York City, NY
TCC’s NYC office has a program called YouthForce 2020. The office has adopted 3 schools: elementary, middle, and high school. In an exciting hands-on environment, company engineers teach the students about the world of construction and what engineers do. TCC also has a scholarship program that is geared to minorities.
Contact Barbara Carmosino, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.turnerconstruction.com
PBS&J, Tampa, Sarasota, and Bartow, FL
The Tampa office is planning an on-site luncheon for both high school and college students, with a goal of reaching at least 12 young women. PBS&J women engineers will share their passion for engineering and introduce the students to the company. They will invite students from the local high schools and from USF. Jeannette Twachtmann, email@example.com, www.pbsj.com
When news of the scheduled luncheon was publicized, PBS&J received e-mail messages and phone calls from teachers in the Tampa Bay area, and one inquiry from a student’s mother, all “anxious to involve students in the event.” As a result, PBS&J extended invitations to female students from 2 additional high schools. The girls, in grades 9 through 12, will be greeted by PBS&J female engineers, planners, architects, and biologists. The luncheon will feature a current PBS&J professional sharing her “Build A Road” presentation, originally created as part of The Great American Teach-in, and a former PBS&J employee now with the University of South Florida’s Department of Engineering. USF students will share insights regarding life as college engineering students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
For the second year in a row, Rockwell Collins will host 50 Cedar Rapids area 8th grade girls for a two hour session including tours of lab and engineering areas, one-on-one time with female engineer-mentors, and career information and Q&A over lunch. Contact Cindy Dietz, V email@example.com, www.rockwellcollins.com
Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers, Derby, NY
Engineers from Wendel Duchscherer, along with other organizations, have always sponsored the National Engineers Week Future Cities Regional Competition in Buffalo, NY. Many of the employees and organization members have participated as engineering mentors and judges in the competition. This always affords an opportunity to touch base with girls and introduce them to the engineering profession. Contact Mr. Garozzo, firstname.lastname@example.org Webpage: abcdwny.org
Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., Boston, Mass.
The women engineers at Judith Nitsch Engineering and the Massachusetts Port Authority will present a program for 40 girls at Boston's Logan Airport on engineers and airports on Thursday, March 25, 2004. The program will include a presentation, a panel, and tours, all led by 15 women engineers. Contact Judith Nitsch, PE, at email@example.com See www.jnei.com and www.massport.com
Southern Colorado Agilent Technologies, Colorado Springs, CO
On February 26, young women from the local school districts will build an Agilent After School simple electronic circuit and be able to take their finished experiment home with them to share with family and friends. A one-hour, on-site session is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. Partner schools for 2004 include Buena Vista Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Columbia Elementary, Martinez Elementary and Washington Elementary. firstname.lastname@example.org
Agilent, Santa Rosa, CA
Agilent will invite 40-50 girls from 6th grade through high school to an on-site visit. Engineers will introduce and enhance the girls’ knowledge of the different engineering disciplines and share inspiring stories to help excite and motivate them about the opportunities they could have as an engineer. The day will conclude with a fun hands-on competition where the students will be a part of project teams and present their results. email@example.com
3M, Nevada, Missouri
Twenty-five 3M engineers, including 8 women, will visit 7 area schools to give students (approximately 200 girls) a brief overview of engineering and then work with the students to accomplish a hands-on project. This year they will be building bridges. Contact Erica Skouby at firstname.lastname@example.org
SAIC, McLean, VA
Two women engineers will visit 20 girls at a local high school, giving a presentation on engineering, then a brief demo of the products that SAIC designs and builds. See www.saic.com. Contact email@example.com.
DuPont, Wilmington (DE)
On February 28, DuPont will sponsor "Engineering Your Tomorrow." Theprogram will introduce approx. 150 middle school Girl Scouts toengineering and science careers through a fun, hands-on day of activitiesrelating to science and engineering. Approximately 60 DuPont womenengineers and scientists will host the event, tying fun activities (makingslime, smashing LN2 frozen bananas, egg bungee jumping, etc.) to "real"science and engineering (making polymers, properties of materials, etc.).
On April 29, approx. 40 DuPont engineers and scientists, working with TheDelaware Business/Industry/Education (BIE) Alliance and the DelawareDepartment of Education, will host 50 high school females for "ExploreEngineering Day." The objective of this program is to identify students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade who have an aptitude and/or potential interest in this field and provide an experiencedesigned to help them decide if they wish to consider a careerin engineering and science. See www.dupont.com or contact Stephanie.A.Cowell@usa.dupont.com
Raytheon, San Diego, CA
Raytheon San Diego site will host a group of girls ages 10 to 14 on Wednesday February 25. Several other Raytheon sites through out the country are planning similar events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleetguard, Inc, Cookeville, TN
Thirteen engineers (12 women) from Fleetguard, a business unit of Cummins, Inc., have volunteered for “Engineering a Future.” This is an outreach program for 5th through 8th grade female students in middle Tennessee to introduce them to engineering. See www.fleetguard.com or email@example.com
ExxonMobil, Irving, TX
During Engineers Week, ExxonMobil will celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day by welcoming girls to its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and other facilities in Houston, and Baytown, TX. ExxonMobil engineers and employees will promote the fun and exciting world of engineering through interactive demonstrations, personal career experience and advice on how to prepare for a career in engineering. Additionally, ExxonMobil is working with schools in Fairfax, Virginia, to distribute educational materials about engineering to teachers to incorporate into their curriculum. For more information about ExxonMobil's Introduce a Girl Day events, please contact Truman Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.exxonmobil.com
Michelin Tire, Greenville, SC
This is the first year of participation for an enthusiastic group of 15 engineers from the Women's Network at Michelin Tire (R&D Division), who are promoting Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day by reaching 80 girls at a local high school - Woodmont High – with four 75 minute sessions that include an engineering overview (video from purchased from eweek.org) and a team exercise making the tallest tower possible from materials provided: straws, wooden sticks, and masking tape (cardboard base board). Towers need to be able to hold a golf ball at the top without it collapsing. Question and answer session to follow. Contact email@example.com
Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Canada
Manitoba Hydro is partnering with IEEE Women in Engineering Winnipeg Section to host a half-day job-shadowing event followed by a role-model luncheon on February 26. Contact Jennifer Jessop at firstname.lastname@example.org and see www.hydro.mb.ca and http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/activities/wie.htm.
The Haskell Company, Jacksonville, FL
The Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and The Haskell Company co-sponsored a free afternoon at the Museum on Saturday, February28, beginning with a panel discussion by female engineers to “Introduce Girls to Engineering.” The afternoon concluded with an egg-drop design competition. JMOMA: 904-366-6911.
Raytheon, Santa Barbara, CA
A Raytheon mom at the facility in Goleta, California, with additional Raytheon engineers, worked with her daughter and other girls from the Kellogg School. The young students learned about infrared imaging and women in aviation, and built Mars Rover craft models made of candy.
Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC
A hovercraft, an archeology room, remote equipment, edible rocks, liquid nitrogen, and roller coasters were among the hands-on activities for 41 middle school girls on February 21 at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center in Aiken.
IBM, Binghamton, NY
Ten IBM female engineers and technical staff visited about 70 7th and 8th grade girls at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School for a program that included making bridges out of spaghetti and playing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? using technical questions.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis, MO
The Corps at St. Louis will mobilize 60 engineers (30 women engineers) for:
- Mentor Day--Invite a group of teenage girls to tour the facilities and give them a brief introduction of our mission and types of engineers we have.
- Provide speakers/presenters to local school groups re: Engineering Profession.
- Partner with local Science Center to host an Engineering exhibit.
See www.mvs.usace.army.mil Contact Lattissua.D.Tyler@mvs02.usace.army.mil
Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC
Will contact all local middle schools to recruit 60 girls for on-site visit, to interact with 30 engineers, including 25 women. email@example.com
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, TX
The Corps in Galveston will host an "Introduce a Girl to Engineers Week" at a local middle and high school. Contact Demetrice Jones, Regulatory Branch,U S Army Corps of Engineers, Demetrice.firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Technology Project, Kihei, Hawaii
The Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology Project, in partnership with the County of Maui, and the Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers, are hosting Maui's 3rd Annual “Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day”. Forty local intermediate school girls will be paired with 20 engineers (two girls per engineer) for a job-shadowing event on Thursday, February 26th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm. The goal of the event is to expose girls to the field of engineering and to encourage them to become engineers themselves. www.womenintech.com Contact email@example.com
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, MN
Two women engineers from the Corps of Engineers in St. Paul, Minnesota, will host an "Introduce a Girl to Engineers Week" at a local middle school. Contact Shannon Bauer, Public Affairs, U S Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, firstname.lastname@example.org. See http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/
NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA
NASA's Mars Public Engagement Office is producing the third in the "Women Working on Mars" webcast series airing live on February 26th at 4pm PST. The broadcast introduces middle-school and high-school aged students to some of the great women scientists and engineers that work on the Mars Exploration Rover mission. The show will focus on the science results and engineering accomplishments of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, along with discussion about what it takes to pursue a career in science and engineering. Discussion will be generated by in-studio and on-line questions, along with pre-taped questions from museums across the country. For more information, visit http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/video/webcast.html or contact email@example.com.
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois
Argonne National Lab will host its annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" event on February 26. Approximately twenty women engineers/scientists will host thirty girls in sixth through eighth grade. The day will include breakfast with engineers/scientists and tours of the students' choice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.anl.gov.
U. S. Air Force, Collinsville, IL
An engineer with the US Air Force used the ZOOM into Engineering gumdrop dome activity with the 15 girls in her third grade Brownie troop. The girls are working on the Science in Action TryIt and will learn the strength of different shapes. They will also learn about magnetism and static electricity.
NASA, Essex, MD
NASA engineer Dr. Aprille Ericson spoke to 9th grade engineering students and to all female engineering students on February 17 at Eastern Technical High School. She then had lunch with the female engineering students and answered questions from them and encouraged them to take high level math and physics courses in high school.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute will celebrate National Engineers week with an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program on February 11, 2004. This half-day program will give young women in the 9,10 and 11th grades the opportunity to speak with female engineers and engineering students, work on engineering activities, and visit the WPI campus. Suzanne Sontgerath, email@example.com.
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
The College of DuPage's Gender Equity Program along with Molex and the DuPage County Girl Scouts are hosting 50 high school females to participate in "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" at Molex's headquarters in Lisle, Illinois. The half day will include a brief introduction, engineering activities with female engineers, a facility tour, and lunch. For more info, see www.cod.edu. Contact Heather Winter Sobecki, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science invites girls in grades 6-12 to their 33rd annual Career Day for Girls on Saturday, February 21, 2004, from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. This year's theme is "Engineering: Expanding your Horizons." The day will consist of a keynote speaker, a mini-design competition, alumnae engineering panels, and lab tours. 200 attendees will interact with 25 women engineers. Due to limited space all participants must pre-register for the event. The registration deadline is Friday, February 13, 2004. Contact Ellen Worsdall, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Engineering email@example.com or see http://msgroups.tech.northwestern.edu/swe/
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
The Student Engineer's Council is planning an evening of fun and hands-on activities geared toward girls and young women students of all ages and backgrounds during E-week. This will include tours of facilities and discussion with professors and students, as well as many activities to get geared up for engineering. The event is co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. Jenny Totten, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sec.vt.edu
University of Texas at Austin
On Saturday, February 28, 2004, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at the University of Texas will host an afternoon of ZOOM Into Engineering hands-on activities for girls in 1st through 12th grades. The event is designed to excite girls' interest in the field of engineering. 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. Space is limited and registration is required! For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/wep/Precollege/Programs/girl_day Questions? contact Danielle Seabold at email@example.com or 512-471-5650.
Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY
The Women in Science and Technology club at Morrisville State College in upstate New York is hosting a half-day event in conjunction with the Girl Scout organization in our area for approximately 100-120 girls in grades 4-6 during Engineers Week, to educate them on careers in Science and Technology. Contact Alisa Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
To kick off National Engineers Week and to celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, the Women in Engineering Office at the University of Michigan is sponsoring the first Exploring Computer Careers Day. Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to talk with professionals, attend tours and work on computer "guts" on Saturday, February 21st. The event will be held 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, located at 1301 Beal Ave on the North Campus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
More information: http://www.engin.umich.edu/students/support/wie/programs/ediblecar.html
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
The president of the George Mason University’s IEEE Student Chapter volunteers at middle schools and high schools to speak with young girls and boys and encourage girls especially to get involved in science, math, and engineering. She will be a judge at the Thomas Jefferson High School Science Fair Competition as well as the Fairfax County Regional Science Fair in March.
Murray State University, Kentucky
Female engineering majors and faculty in the Department of Physics and Engineering at Murray State University will host "Engineering Survivor" activities with 6th grade girls at Murray and Calloway County Middle Schools. Through this project girls will be encouraged to excel in their studies of math and science, and to consider engineering as a career. http://www.mursuky.edu/qacd/cos/phy/phy.htm
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
The Women in Science, Engineering, & Mathematics Program and Society of Women Engineers will host sophomore, junior and senior girls from a local high school on February 26 for an afternoon of hands-on activities and interaction with faculty and students. SWE members will discuss their dream jobs. Speakers include Deb Lasich, Director of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, and Candy Ammerman, Lecturer and Faculty Advisor for Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Yale University, New Haven, CT
During February and March, a female graduate student at Yale will travel to New Haven middle and high schools “to share with them the exciting field of engineering through the EWeek videos and hands-on activities. In a smaller, more comfortable setting, I will have lunch with a group of young women who have demonstrated high aptitude in math and science to encourage them to stay on this path.”
Penn State University, Fayette Campus, Uniontown, PA
The Women in Science, Engineering & Technology’s local Girrl Power program is in its 5th year. A group of 15-25 middle school girls have 4-6 weekly programs related to a theme. This year's theme is "Catch the Engineering Wave." The girls watched the IEEE Faraday lecture from London about sound waves; they visited a local industry that uses shock (explosive) waves to bond dissimilar metals (like copper to aluminum). They will visit another local who harnesses the earth's magnetic waves to detect cars on the highway. Also planned is a visit to the campus physics lab to see light waves in action. Finally, the ASHRAE technical society is sponsoring a day-long field trip to see the Water Research Tunnel at PennState. Contact email@example.com
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
The RIT SWE student section holds an Overnight Shadow Program in early March. High school juniors are invited to visit campus, stay overnight in the dorms, attend a class, and participate in several hands-on activities in the RIT laboratories. The final activity is a competitive design project where the participants, working in teams, have to solve some kind of open-ended problem. This year, through a grant from ASME's Partners in Mechanical Engineering, an introduction to mentoring is included during a luncheon where area professional women engineers join the group for a discussion about the importance of mentoring. Contact the RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering, 585-475-2971.
Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, MN
Two women engineers will host a half-day session for 30 girls on February 26:
10:00am Welcome and introductions
10:30 to 11:30 -- Hands-on 3D drafting and design
11:30 to 12:00 -- Lunch
12:00 to 12:30 --Speakers: Graduates and Employers
12:30 to 1:00 -- Question and answer session
See www.alextech.edufor more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
July 11-16, 2004, Women in Engineering Summer Camp: A six-day residential program sponsored by the University of Dayton introduces high school women to career opportunities in engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering through classroom activities, participatory experiments, visits to industries, and contact with practicing women engineers. If you have completed at least the ninth grade and are interested in science, math, or engineering, apply now. Application deadline June 15, 2004. Tuition $325. For more information, visit http://engineering.udayton.edu/wie, call (937) 229-3296 or e-mail: email@example.com
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
The Women in Engineering Program joined forces with the Girls Are Great! program for middle school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Saturday, February 21. Undergraduate and graduate students worked with girls in the community to provide them with information on engineering careers and engage them with hands-on activities. www.eng.umd.edu/wie and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
The GROW Project (Girls Researching Our World) at Kansas State University will host an event for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls from local schools. Girls will come to campus for a pizza lunch sponsored by the College of Engineering and an afternoon of hands-on activities led by students in engineering and science majors and will take tours of the campus. See www.ksu.edu/grow or contact email@example.com.
University of Texas at Austin
In an afternoon program sponsored by corporate and university groups on February 28, over 500 girls learned about engineering through hands-on activities and meeting professors and industry professionals. Elementary school girls used the ZOOM into Engineering activities, while 7th – 12th graders demonstrated the physics of energy conservation using rubber bands, yarn, balloons, etc. Tricia Berry: www.engr.utexas.edu.
Clemson University, Greenville, SC
Clemson’s Women in Science and Engineering hosted 60 Girl Scouts for a workshop introducing engineering concepts through projects like building bridges with cookie boxes and conducting “open-heart surgery” on cow hearts.
West Virginia University, Evansdale, WV
The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Student Advisory Council sponsored an all-day “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event Feb. 26 on the CEMR campus. During the morning, girls ages 8-18 job-shadowed faculty and staff, followed by lunch, tours, and lab visits to women engineers.
University of Akron, Akron, OH
The Women in Engineering Program sponsored 3-member female teams (each team had a UA engineering professor, UA engineering student, and an area engineering professional) which presented the “Slinky Scientific Shindig” program to girls in 9 area middle schools. The teams used plastic and metal Slinkys in various sizes to demonstrate properties of physics to the students. The students also participated in hands-on activities.
Youth Groups and K-12 Schools
New York City Department of Education
A team is developing a proposal for a pre-engineering high school in NYC to open in 2004, concentrating efforts on recruiting mostly females. Although no specific Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day activities are planned, the contact is looking for resources and input that would motivate more females to enter the field of engineering. If funded for 2004, the school will open with a maximum of 100 9th graders. Contact Migdalia Carrillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holton Arms School, Silver Spring, MD
On Thursday, February 26, 2004, in honor of "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" the third grade at Holton-Arms will construct full-size replicas of the dwellings of indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest. This will be the culminating activity of their work in Design Technology. The Design Technology program was developed at Holton-Arms and provides students in grades 3 - 6 with hands-on experiences in problem solving along with the acquisition of basic engineering skills. The Holton-Arms School is an independent college preparatory day school for girls in grades three through twelve. Design Technology has been taught at Holton-Arms since 1995. Contact Linda Caleb, Director of Technology, email@example.com
Hathaway Elementary School, Vancouver, WA
During National Engineers Week, a second grade teacher at Hathaway will teach several activities that introduce engineers/engineering jobs to her students. Students follow the activity suggestions on the Engineers Week posters and use the EWEEK pamphlets for discussion starters. She previously did this with first graders, who loved it. Lisa Kaaihue, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Elementary, Colorado Springs, CO
Washington Elementary will host Agilent engineers as part of “Agilent After School” during Engineers Week. Girls are especially invited to attend, although sessions are open to all:
February 23, Kalimba, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
February 25, Catch A Thief, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
February 27, Oobleck, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Fairfax County Public Schools, Herndon, VA
A local GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) Club of 25 girls will be have an activity related to manufacturing and packaging, and a Robotics demonstration. Contact email@example.com
A female engineer spoke to a group of 400 girls at a college-prep high school about her career in engineering.
Oakcrest School for Girls, McLean, VA
Our girls have really enjoyed National Engineers Week. We have spent the week building bridges out of straws, paper cups and tape. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, science teacher/engineer.
Professional and Volunteer Societies and Associations
IEEE, Milwaukee, WI
Edina Bajrektarevic, Pewaukee, IEEE and Women in Engineering member, organized visits to Erin Grade School in Hartland, and St. Joan Antida High School, on Feb. 26, to celebrate the IEEE-sponsored "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." Students learned about different career opportunities in engineering, and tried experiments designed to spark interest in the engineering field. The photos were taken at the grade school.
SWE, Denver, CO
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Rocky Mountain Section will host the 2nd annual "Girls Exploring Science, Engineering & Technology" Event on February 23, 2004, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at the Adam's Mark Hotel, Denver, for female middle school students. Anticipated attendance is 1000 girls; program includes motivational speakers, hands-on activities, educational exhibits, and volunteer mentors, and is co-hosted by Lockheed Martin, The Women's Foundation of Colorado, and Junior Achievement of Rocky Mountain, Inc. Senior level sponsors include Agilent Technologies and Ch2MHill. For more information see http://www.swe.org/SWE/RegionI/Sections/RockyMtn/swerms.html.
Georgia Engineering Alliance, Atlanta, GA
The Alliance will hold its fourth annual “Introduce A Girl” Luncheon on February 21st at Georgia Institute of Technology, with 35 women engineers hosting 75 girls. Students will have a hands-on activity, collect information on college and career choices, listen to an inspirational keynote speaker, and participate in a discussion panel. Contact email@example.com or visit www.engineersweek.com for more information.
BSCES/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; including ZOOM Into Engineering and Building Big activities. Running statewide contest for designing bridges using West Point / ASCE Online bridge program. For more info see links on www.engineers.org/outreach.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of Women Engineers, Portland, OR
A recent mechanical engineering graduate, working for a consulting company, would like to host a girl for a day-on the-job. Contact Crystal Watson, email@example.com.
Society of Women Engineers and ASME, Bethlehem, PA
SWE-Lehigh Valley and ASME- Anthracite Section will run a Girl Scout Badge workshop for 150 Junior Girl Scouts during the morning of Feb. 21 at the Discovery Center for Science and Technology in Bethlehem, PA. In the afternoon, they will be demonstrating and creating “Mysterious Mechanisms” at a booth in the foyer of the Discovery Center for all children visiting the Center. Contact Kathy Kinsey, firstname.lastname@example.org
NSPE / SWE, Wilmington, Delaware
A female engineer from DuPont will:
- Speak to University of Delaware women in engineering on February 25th.
- Present a Web Seminar for over 500 women engineers on Feb 18th hosted by Society of Women Engineers.
- Speak to 15 at risk girls about success and the importance of hard work at a local high school on February 4th.
Contact Deborah Grubbe, : email@example.com
ASME, Orchard Park, NY
An engineer from the Erie County ASME chapter will lead an activity at the Buffalo and Erie County Science Museum on 2/28 for approximately 50 girls.
Queens, NY, NSBE
An engineer from IBM will present engineering workshops to a group of twenty high school girls in Queens, NY, who participate in Rites of Passage Mentoring Program. They will do several experiments, each highlighting different fields of science and engineering and discuss the role of women through history as scientists and engineers in everyday life. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org