Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2008 National Pledge Roster
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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2008 is celebrated Thursday, February 21st. 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 Engineers Week 2008. Check this page often for current events, and visit the archives for even more participation ideas.
Nitsch Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts
Nitsch Engineering will host its 7th annual Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day program on May 13th at the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. Nitsch Engineering is working together with the New England Aquarium, The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and the Boston Water & Sewer Commission to present a half-day program for 6th- through 12th-grade girls, focusing on water quality. Space is limited and reservations are required Go to www.nitscheng.com.
EWeek Coalition, Phoenix, Arizona
For the seventh straight year, IBM Phoenix is teaming with its business partners, American Express and Symantec, to host Women in Technology Seminars and school math and science visits. This year a strategic partnership was forged with Intel to team with their WIT efforts.
Three specific WIT conferences are planned. Two hosted primarily by Intel "Hermanas, Design Your Future" with Estrella Mountain Community College http://www.estrellamountain.edu/academics/nasacenter/hermanas.asp and one hosted primarily by IBM with American Express and Symantec partnering at Xavier College Preparatory http://www.xcp.org/. The three combined conferences target 150 women each, for a total of 500 women reached (including school visitations).
Contact is Michael Reidy, IBM Architect, Engineer email@example.com and Meng Tay, IBM Sales. Returning is Karen Kowal, Vice President, Enterprise Applications & Integration, American Express. The Hermanas Intel Co-Chairs are Marge Goodman, Information Security Analyst and Sheri Wardle, Systems Analyst.
Intel, Chandler, Arizona
For the past 3 years, the Latina Outreach Working Group (part of the Intel Latino Network) in Arizona has hosted "Hermanas: Design Your Future" conference reaching over 400+ Hispanic female students and introducing them to engineering. For 2008, the plan is to target 300 girls grades 6-12 and the conference is scheduled to be held at Estrella Mountain Community College in March of 2008. Gabriela_A_Gonzalez@hotmail.com . See http://www.estrellamountain.edu/academics/nasacenter/hermanas.asp
STS, Marquette, Michigan
We plan to have interested girls from local high schools come and shadow our woman engineer for the day and learn about some of the various things they could do with a Civil Engineering degree. firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.sts.aecom.com
Target, Minneapolis, Minnesota
We plan to sponsor a day in which girls who are interested in studying engineering can come to our offices and learn about what engineers do. Pans are still in flux at this point. email@example.com
IBM, Hamilton, Ohio
Give presentations to the New Miami Elementary 6th grade class. New Miami Elementary School is located in Hamilton Ohio. firstname.lastname@example.org
KS Associates, Elyria, Ohio
Five women engineers at KS Associates are looking to connect with a local girls’ group. Please contact if in the Elyria (Cleveland) area: email@example.com
CH2M HILL, Salt Lake City, Utah
I would like to talk with young women about how exciting engineering is and why they should consider a future in it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Siemens, West Chicago, Illinois
Girl Scout troops and daughters of Siemens employees will visit a Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. factory in West Chicago, IL on February 22, 2008 from 4-6:30PM. The fifth through ninth grade girls will tour the factory, particularly the engineering offices. The girls will also complete five fun experiments which relate to five different engineering fields. They will watch a short video about women engineers and have the opportunity to talk to the woman engineers who will staff this event. : email@example.com and : http://www2.sea.siemens.com/
ExxonMobil, various locations
In 2007, ExxonMobil conducted Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day activities at thirteen company locations that mobilized more than 330 employee-volunteers reaching more than 3,000 students. In 2008, the Company will continue its support of this national initiative to encourage more young girls to consider careers in engineering by increasing the number of participating company locations, the number of employee-volunteers and students reached. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.exxonmobil.com
The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Shaw Group will host its annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" in five cites on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, and Thursday, February 21, 2008. Events will be held at its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., as well as four other participating offices: Cherry Hill, N.J., Stoughton, Mass., Charlotte, N.C., and Centennial, Colo. Select students from area high schools will be invited to learn more about Shaw engineering projects, participate in a creative engineering activity and interact with women engineers and executives. The event also includes a tour of the facilities and potential follow-up opportunities for a shadow day with Shaw engineers. See www.shawgrp.com. Contact email@example.com
Texas Instruments and DFW S-TEC, Dallas, Texas
The Women of Texas Instruments (TI) Fund and the DFW Semiconductor & Technology Council will sponsor a two hour event for 200-300 high school girls at 10am on February 21 at the Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future at Fair Park in Dallas. Participants will learn what it is like to be an engineer and what you can do with an education in engineering. The event will feature two TI employees - Duy-Loan Le and Chancee Lundy, as well as a video featuring Duy-Loan and other women in technology "Bold Visions, Women in Scinece & Technology" produced by Helene Lerner. Duy-Loan is a Senior Fellow on the Tech Ladder at TI and Chancee Lundy is an environmental engineer recognized in the February 2008 issue of Ebony Magazine as one of "30 Leaders of the Future." See www.destinationdigital.org for more information and how to register; www.ti.com firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Rockwell Collins, in partnership with area schools, will host up to 80 8th grade girls in a half-day of activities at its Cedar Rapids headquarters location. Each student is paired with a female engineer upon arrive. Then the student/employees groups tour Rockwell Collins' product and systems development labs and view manufacturing floor. Over lunch the students engage in discussions around career opportunities, high school coursework and challenges unique to women in engineering. Students leave with a backpack full of informational resources. We also ask all students to complete a pre-survey and post-survey to gauge knowledge and perceptions prior to and immediately following the event. This year's event is the largest we have hosted in six years of participation. http://www.rockwellcollins.com/about/community/engineering-experiences/index.html
Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, Georgia
Technical Women in Georgia is an Affinity Group sponsored by Georgia Power Company and we will be present at the IAG event at Georgia Tech. http://associations.southernco.com/gpc/twig/
ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
We have invited approximately 60 girls from neighboring schools for a day of activities, tours, and demonstrations. firstname.lastname@example.org
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Lexington, Kentucky
We are planning to host students from the local high school for hands-on demonstrations and tours, as well as some one on one mentoring and career sharing. email@example.com
ATK Elkton, Elkton, Maryland
The Delaware section of AIAA, in conjunction with ATK Elkton, Maryland, will provide an opportunity for 6th-8th grade girls to visit with engineers of various disciplines and discover what a typical engineer's work day is like. Activities will include an introduction to ATK, multiple opportunities to meet women engineers in all levels of the organization, examples of engineering problems for them to solve, and a rocket motor firing.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wiesbaden, Germany.
We have worked in the past with the Wiesbaden Middle School for Department of Defense Dependents (DoDDs). All of our events must be open to participation by the entire school per the school administration requirements. This year we are sponsoring Shadow Day on 1 Feb 08 for our employees’ children which is also open to the Wiesbaden DoDDS schools all age groups. We will provide a short presentation of our Engineering project work throughout Europe, Turkey, and Africa in addition to a CADD demonstration for each age group. The event is half a day. We will also work with the school to provide presentations that match their curriculum not only in February but throughout the school year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Maui’s annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Middle school girls will be given an opportunity for a half-day of job-shadowing with an engineer and fun, hands-on engineering-based activities. The event is free and open to 7th & 8th grade girls. Lunch & refreshments will be provided. This local event is made possible through 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. See http://www.womenintech.com/ Contact Jenilynne Salvador Gaskin email@example.com
North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will host an “Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day” program for high school girls interested in engineering on Thursday, February 21st as part of National Engineers Week.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on transportation related engineering activities and also participate in a question and answer session with some of the department’s female engineers from various disciplines.
NCDOT engineers will also share the daily duties and skills necessary for their jobs while encouraging young women to maintain their math and science skills, which are necessary to enter programs in college. With only 10 percent of engineers in the United States being women, “Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day” strives to promote engineering as a desirable career option to young adults. See www.ncdot.org Contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
We are looking forward to having another exciting program to introduce the Engineering and Sciences to the young girls from our county. We will have various hands on activities that explore the Engineering field, along with speakers of either students, faculty or women in the Engineering field. Contact Associate Dean Jose Velarde at 847-533-2602 or email@example.com for more information. Thank you and hope to see you here in February. http://www.clcillinois.edu
South Dakota School of Mines, Rapid City, South Dakota
We will interact with 600 girls over a full week of Engineer's Week activities including Friday as a full day for K-12 students to participate. Women in Science day will be March 18 and GIRLS Day will be April 8. firstname.lastname@example.org http://sdsmines.sdsmt.edu/learn/youth
University of Akron, Auburn Science and Engineering Center, Akron, Ohio
Kids Career Day is a ½ day program that is designed to involve 350 children in interactive activities related to occupations in engineering, science, technology, and math. It will be held on February 23rd, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.). Each activity at Kids Career Day showcases professional women who are currently employed as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Enjoy a morning filled with the fun side of science and math sponsored by Lockheed Martin, The University of Akron and Girl Scouts! To join us just click the link below for a registration brochure. www.ecgf.uakron.edu email@example.com
Marion Technical College, Marion, Ohio
We are planning on several events to introduce the community to the Engineering Technologies department.
1. An open house with speakers and demonstrations from different disciplines
2. A special invitation to local scouting groups to tour the department facilities and see some demonstrations
3. As a female engineering faculty, I will be inviting local girls to job shadow me for a day. We are also looking for an outside engineer to allow a shadow for a day
4. A mailing and invitation to local schools for them to recognize E-Week and join us for activities www.mtc.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Puerto Rico, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
The Society of Women Engineers/University of Puerto Rico Collegiate Section plans to bring a group of girls from middle and high school to our campus. We will spend the morning giving them tours around the different engineering laboratories and meeting some of our professors and researchers. After that we will have lunch and give them a presentation about what engineering is and the different engineering majors that are offered in our university. email@example.com and http://ece.uprm.edu/swe
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts
The WPI Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will work with local middle school girls in an after school program to encourage them to get involved with science and engineering. See www.wpi.edu/~asce Tracygx@wpi.edu
Devry University, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
The Society of Women Engineers - DeVry Student Chapter, will host on Feb 21, 120-150 area high school students who will attend an all day event at DeVry University Fort Washington for a series of hands-on workshops as well as panel discussion consisting of successful women in Engineering and Technology. firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller College, Battle Creek, Michigan
I will be presenting Engineering Week activities to interested girls at the 2008 American Association of University Women Explorathon.
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
July 13-18, 2008, Women in Engineering Summer Camp
A six-day residential program sponsored by the University of Dayton that introduces high school women to career opportunities in engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering through classroom activities, participatory experiments, a visit to an industry, 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 is June 2, 2008. Tuition $400. For more information, visit http://engineering.udayton.edu/wie, call 937-229-3296, or email email@example.com.
Howard University, Washington, DC
Youth Groups and K-12 Schools
The Society of Women Engineers Student Chapter is inviting girls in grades 6 – 8 to learn about engineering. TracyLAdams@gmail.com
Clear Creek Independent School District, Friendswood, Texas
We are working on strategies to introduce more young ladies into our Project Lead the Way program. This includes but is not limited to student attending a guest speaker series presented on campus. Sven Schultz: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ccisd.net/schools/schoolwebs/3/SLCschools/engineering/
Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit, Michigan
The Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit will be teaming up with Michigan Water Works to celebrate Operational Engineering through a tour on national Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day and materials offered for all troops interested. The event will also be supported by a 4 session "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" series offered to all girls served through our council. For more information see www.gsofmd.org or contact Ann Leen at email@example.com
Brownie Troop, Bailey, North Carolina
Brownie Troop 399. We plan to have a guest speaker visit the troop and talk about what subjects girls should study for careers in engineering. We also hope to have some activities like simple science experiments. Tiffany Abels at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl & Boy Scouts, Springfield, Virginia
What began as a small event with a local Girl Scout troop during the first 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering' event, has evolved into a joint Girl Scout/Boy Scout Event now titled "Introduce a Scout to Engineering". I help organize this annual event. email@example.com
El Paso Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
We are planning to host a set of conferences, competitions and exhibits along with our partners in education to expose and promote engineering and technology fields during our own E-week from Feb. 24- Feb. 29., 2008 targeting 120 + of our high school girls.
Nichols Middle School, Middleboro, Massachusetts
8th grade science teacher looking for ways to interest female students in the field of engineering. I have approximately 70 female students, and will share information or speakers with the other science teachers in our school. If you can help, please contact Sredpath@middleboro.k12.ma.us
Rice Creek Elementary, Columbia, South Carolina
I am a 4th grade math/science teacher and have been introducing my girls to various engineers who have come to speak to our single gender classes (60 girls). firstname.lastname@example.org
Martinsville City Schools, Martinsville, Virginia
We plan to invite in women engineers who will do various activities with the children as to what its like to work in the engineering field. We have invited a local car dealer to bring over a hybrid car and explain how it works. We also have some other activities planned for the week. email@example.com
Niagara Falls City School District, Lewiston, New York
An IEEE member will make a display on Engineers Week for the middle school, including posters and bookmarks.
Casillas Elementary, Chula Vista, California
An engineer from Lockheed Martin will conduct engineering activities with Girl Scout troop and at Casillas Elementary, reaching approximately 300 girls.
Kiser Middle School, Guilford County, Greensboro, North Carolina Science Centers, Museums, LibrariesVolunteer Associations and Professional Organizations
At Kiser Middle School, we have invited female engineering students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to come and speak to seventh and eighth grade girls. Females studying various types of engineering will be present to share with our students what engineering is all about and how to prepare to enter the various fields. Lunch will be provided for the girls. www.gcsnc.com
Society of Petroleum Engineers, Midland, Texas
The SPE Permian Basin Young Professionals Board here in Midland, TX will be hosting the "Girl Day" on February 21st at our local college. I will be speaking with heads of schools and math/science departments and distributing permission slips for students to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
ASHRAE, Tyler, Texas
There is a joint engineering society banquet at one of the local colleges where the MathCounts kids are honored. We have a standing member on the local E-Week committee. Contact email@example.com http://www.ashrae-etex.org/
IEEE / WIE, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Our newly created affinity group, Women in Engineering (WIE) in conjunction with the Pittsburgh section of IEEE, would like to coordinate a mentoring program around the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.ieee.org/women
IEEE, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
An IEEE member will do a science program for girls ages 9-11 in a local group in February 2008. During the program, they will build a simple motor and assemble a model car with a motor. Information on various engineering fields will be presented.
ASME, Rock Tavern, New York
An engineer will make an interactive presentation for the 8th grade class (12 girls) at Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh, NY. I cover energy production (showing the number and type of engineers required for them to turn on the light), combustion processes (with live flame demos that always get their attention), strength of materials (with composite honeycomb panels for them to stand on chair to chair bridges), explain and demonstrate my job of a combustion engineer.
SPIE, Saratoga, California
An engineer from Intel will do a classroom presentation at her children’s school.
National Society of Black Engineers at Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois
As the Community Service Chair in NSBE, I feel that we must participate in teaching students about engineering. We hope to visit a grammar school or middle school every day of Engineers Week and get the students interested in engineering by getting them involved with projects and experiments.www.nsbe.org email@example.com
American Society of Civil Engineers/NSBE AE
ASCE/NSBE AE Section will sponsor a hands-on activity at Washington D.C. Family Fun Day at the National Building Museum and make "Introduce A Girl to Engineering" information available specifically for girls.
In addition, one member will spend two weeks helping 3rd graders with science fair experiments and will talk to 3rd grade classes in one Maryland elementary school. She will also prepare engineering gift bags for all students, talk to girls in schools in Jackson, MS and New Orleans, LA during National Engineers Week, and will get individual women engineers in the ASCE National Capital Section members to participate in March 2008 Girl Scouts Day at the National Air and Space Museum. www.asce-ncs.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Phoenix, Arizona Chapter
25 Engineers in the Phoenix area team up with SHPE de ASU (Arizona State University) and go out to schools.http://www.SHPEPhoenix.org