Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2009 National Pledge Roster
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2009 is celebrated Thursday, February 19th. 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 2009. Check this page often for current events, and visit the archives for even more participation ideas.
ATK Elkton and AIAA Delaware Section, 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. http://home.comcast.net/~blackre2/index.htm
Booz Allen Hamilton, Huntsville, Alabama
The Huntsville, Alabama, Booz Allen Hamilton office has a wealth of technically-oriented females on staff. Our female engineer volunteers will be visiting up to 14 of the Huntsville City Middle Schools in teams of 2-3, making presentations to the girls on "What Engineers Really Do" while emphasizing the importance of a solid math and science education on their career options and income potential. We will bring out the fun of engineering through our "war stories" from our varied careers with the government, NASA, the military, and industry. Our presenters represent multiple technical careers, age groups, and ethnic backgrounds, so we can show the girls that it doesn't matter as much where you are today, as it does where you prepare yourself to be in a few years. In Huntsville, we're not all rocket scientists, but at least we could be! www.boozallen.com
EWeek Coalition Phoenix: IBM, Intel, Symantec
For the eight straight year, IBM Phoenix is teaming with business partners Intel and Symantec to host Women in Technology Seminars and school math and science visits. In addition to the Hermanas Conference, also hosted are other area school visits including IBM/Intel Girls Day Assembly at Anderson Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona addressing the target audience of 6th grade girls for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The total Girls Day conferences including Jr and Senior High schools target 500 under represented minority women. Contact email@example.com
Hermanas Conference, Chandler, Arizona
2009 Hermanas Conference: Guided by the mission of increasing the number of underrepresented females in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Estrella Mountain and Intel partnered again to plan, design and host the free one-day conference. This year we are hosting two separate conferences; one on Saturday, February 21st for middle school students and the other on Wednesday, March 25th for high school students.
The Hermanas conference, provides a supportive environment where the young women interact with successful Latinas, explore technical careers and receive encouragement to finish school, attend college and pursue their goals. http://www.estrellamountain.edu/academics/nasacenter/hermanas.asp
Intel Corporation, Folsom, California
I will talk to girls who are my friends'/colleagues’ daughters about how fun it is to be an engineer.
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Malvern, Pennsylvania
I will be providing a lesson on the chemical engineering side of the engineering house. Most likely polymer chemistry via the great creation of slime or play dough like substances. The kids love it and the middle school grades are studying chemistry. A very hands on presentation.
LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, Pennsylvania
LTK Engineering Services invited four juniors, from Mt. St. Joseph's Academy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy, and Plymouth WhiteMarsh High School, to their facility to learn about engineering from women engineers.
The presentation included the highlights of engineering as a career, types of engineers, who should become an engineer, traditional steps taken to become an engineer. personal experiences from female engineers on their career choice, and how they have applied their skills to various projects. The students "shadowed" 3 engineers for the remainder of the morning and were able to see, first hand, what kind of work engineers do. The girls and LTK participants met for lunch at a local area restaurant to continue their discussion. The day concluded back at LTK where the students received certificates of participation and the book, "Is There an Engineer Inside You-A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering" which will be given to their school's library.
LTK intends to continue and expand this important program in the future, showing LTK's dedication and allegiance to diversification in the workplace. CLICK HERE for photo and full account of the day’s activities.
National Security Technologies, LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ten engineers will partner with two local Las Vegas schools and plan to work with their female students ... possibly provide a tour of our facilities. contact firstname.lastname@example.org. www.nstec.com
Nitsch Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts
Since 2002, Nitsch Engineering has been showing girls how engineering can be a creative, lucrative, fulfilling, attainable, and fun way to save the world and help people. For this year's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," we have partnered with the Executive Office of Transportation, Massachusetts Highway Department, and HDR Engineering to show girls how engineers design and build bridges! Meet women engineers and learn about all of the different kinds of engineering. While the girls are building model bridges, we will have a college admissions officer speak to the parents.
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Who: Girls from 6th to 12th grade. An adult chaperone is welcome to accompany each girl.
Where: Boston University.
Space is limited and RSVPs are required, so please email email@example.com www.nitscheng.com
Raytheon hosted numerous EWeek events across the country. Specific Girl Day events included an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" day at a local elementary school in Goleta, California; a facility site visit in Omaha, Nebraska, for female high school students, and, on March 26, as an extension of National Engineers Week, Raytheon will host female high school students from Mt. Hope High School in Bristol at its Seapower Capability Center in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where they will be introduced to careers in naval and marine engineering.
Sargent & Lundy, LLC, Skokie, Illinois
Recent engineering graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago tutors an 8th grade girl a several times a week, primarily in math, science, and Spanish. She is in advanced math and science classes, and will be continuing them in high school. However, even though she does exceedingly well in those classes, she doesn't seem to know (or care) much about Engineering. I would love to be able to share something with her!
Siemens, Alpharetta, Georgia
Siemens, partnered with Discovery Network, will send almost 30 volunteers in the Atlanta area to conduct a Siemens Science Day at the Ivy Prep Academy, a brand new GA chartered public school for girls only. This is their first year of charter and they have 145 sixth grade girls in 6 class. We'll be conducting a hands on experiment with the girls to explore the physical properties of ironic and covalent bonds as well as the nature of dissolution and mixing and molecular nature of various common solids. www.sea.siemens.com
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Georgetown, Kentucky
For the second year in a row, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, in Georgetown, Kentucky, will provide an opportunity for 9th thru 12th grade girls to visit with engineers of various disciplines to understand what it’s like to be an engineer at our “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event. Our company is working with local high schools in our area to invite 75 girls who are enrolled in Project Lead the Way (a national math and science curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in engineering) or advanced math classes, to our facility to participate in two, hands-on, manufacturing engineering activities. They will have opportunities to meet with women engineers from all levels of our organization. The students will then conclude the day with a luncheon and panel discussion with our engineers. www.toyotageorgetown.com
The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Shaw Group will host its annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" in six cities during the month of February. Events will be held at Shaw's corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge as well as five other participating offices: Charlotte, N.C.; Houston, Texas; Cherry Hill, N.J.; Cambridge, Mass.; Stoughton, Mass.; 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, executives and young professionals. Our company goal is to encourage 30 engineers to participate in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, including 15 women, to reach 325 girls in K-12. www.shawgrp.com
Chester County Economic Development Council, Exton, Pennsylvania
ITAG sponsors Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology. The 9th Annual GETT event is slated for March 28, 2009. GETT is a STEM initiative and will feature presentations on the technology of engineering, information systems, smart energy, health care, agriculture, bioscience, and more. ITAG through GETT will reach out to girls in the 12 Chester County, Pennsylvania School Districts, public, and private schools, their parents, counselors and other educators.
The project consultant is also the Career Development Chairperson and newsletter editor for the PA School Counselors Association and will submit an article reaching K-12 Pennsylvania school counselors. www.itagpa.org
Maui Economic Development Board, Kihei, Hawaii
In Hawaii, about 5% of our engineers are women. Aiming to challenge that stubborn reality, the Maui Economic Development Board’s™ Women in Technology Project teams up with a number of organizations to promote "Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day" (IGED). Middle school girls throughout Maui will have an opportunity to shadow local public and private sector engineers to learn how engineers contribute to our island community. Interested 7th and 8th grade girls should contact their school’s office for the event's point of contact or visit www.womenintech.com for an application form.
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.
For more information or to volunteer as a mentor and host engineer, please call Jenilynne Salvador at (808) 875-2332 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
We would like to host a field trip for young ladies interested in possibly pursuing higher education in the areas of Engineering and/or Architecture between the ages of 12 - 18. We are tentatively scheduling this trip for 2/21/09 to one of our major project sites such as World Trade Center Development site or Newark Liberty Airport. email@example.com
Youth Groups and K-12 Schools
Angelo L Tomaso Elementary School, Somerset, New Jersey
The fifth grade students in my computer class are working on PowerPoint presentations on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers.
I work at a small Technical School and have a women's group of 12 girls. I plan to present this to them in Women's Group.
Campton, New Hampshire
A high school physics teacher plans to spend class time exploring various engineering careers with her students.
Columbia High School, Columbia, South Carolina
Use the day to make my female students aware of the opportunities and announce the day to the student body to recruit more females into the engineering classes.
Girl Scouts, Dallas, Texas
I will conduct presentations at several Girl Scouts Troop (grades 7th-12th) meetings on Women in Science and Engineering. Also, I am scheduled to speak at a career workshop for a civic organization.
Girl Scouts, Rolling Hills Estate, California
I plan to speak to two girl scout troops about engineering. The girls are in 8th grade.
Harmony Magnet Academy, Porterville, California
Bring in guest speakers (women engineers) and hold a building competition.
Johnnycake Elementary School, Baltimore, Maryland
I am a fifth grade science teacher. I would like to incorporate your program with our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math program (STEM).
Kent County Public Schools, Chestertown, Maryland
As the STEM facilitator for our school system, I will be sharing information with our teachers and they will be sharing it with their students.
Kenwood High School, Baltimore, Maryland
I want to have my students involved with local engineering firms and colleges that offer engineering degrees.
Lorna Byrne Middle School, Cave Junction, Oregon
I will be doing a Career Day presentation with one session focusing on girls in particular on March 18th here at my middle school. I'll be promoting this prior to the presentation during National Engineering week. Grade levels: 6th -8th. I'm unsure exactly how many girls will participate, our school has around 300 students total about half of which are girls.
Monocacy Middle School, Frederick, Maryland
During our weekly STEM class, I will incorporate lessons into my curriculum that highlight women in engineering. I will use the websites engineergirl.org and engineeryourlife.org as enhancements. https://mrsmaruskinsscience.wikispaces.com/
Okmulgee High School, Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Promote the engineering profession to the young women in my math classes.
Plainfield Community Outreach, Plainfield, New Jersey
As an afterschool program, we would take the information from the kit and work with all of our girls by teaching them about engineering and the different areas they can go into within the engineering field. We would spend about 1 1/2 hours discussing and doing a group workshop. www.educateplainfield.org
Somerset County Public Schools, Princess Anne, Maryland
Introduce the concept using the packet on 5th Grade Girls Night Out which our 5th grade team hosts annually. I will also share the ideas at various parent functions this month. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wicomico County Schools, Salisbury, Maryland
The Wicomico County STEM Task force will be hosting an Engineering Expo during Engineers Week for selected 10th and 11th grade students. Although this is not dedicated to reaching women only, high school girls are a focus with women engineers playing a key role in providing hands-on presentations. Since this is scheduled during Engineer's Week our STEM Girls Only Career Connection is planned for March and has the local members of ASCE doing presentations and educating middle school girls on engineering careers. http://www.wcboe.org/programs/stem/
Universities and Colleges
College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois
This is our 3rd annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering. This year we are holding a balsa wood bridge competition.
When: Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Where: CLC Technology Bldg. Room TBD
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presentation: Women in the Sciences
Bring your bridge to test it, kits available at the CLC EMPS Division, $5/kit, you need to purchase it ASAP.
RSVP: Mr. Jose Velarde 847-543-2602, email@example.com, by 2/12/09
Gillette College, Gillette, Wyoming
During E-week, I will take approximately 60 students to one of the local coal mines. Along with the mine tour, the mine will provide an information session where as many disciplines of engineers will give a brief description as to their discipline and how it applies to working at the coal mine. Also as an awareness campaign, an engineer from the society of professional engineers will visit the local high schools with me during E-week. Northern Wyoming Community College District. www.sheridan.edu
Howard University, Washington, DC
Society of Women Engineers member; plans not finalized.
Midland College Main Campus, Midland, Texas
The Permian Basin Society of Petroleum Engineers in conjunction with National Engineers Week will host the 5th annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.” All local high school sophomore, junior, and senior girls are invited! Exciting New Format! Come and see what engineering is all about, and win great prizes! For more information about the event contact (1) the local high school math or science department or Chad Brown at 432-699-7100. Because lunch will be provided, you need to RSVP to attend. You can RSVP through your local math or science teacher if in Midland.
Miller College, Battle Creek, Michigan
I will be representing Miller College by presenting a Women in Engineering activity for the annual Battle Creek Explorathon, sponsored by the American Association of University Women on Saturday, March 14. www.millercollege.edu
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
The Women in Engineering Program at The Ohio State University will host our 5th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Made possible through the generous support of the Ashland Corporation, this event will give 200 girls in grades 3-6 the opportunity explore the exciting world of engineering through a series of hands-on activities and conversations with female engineering students and professional engineers. More than 100 female engineering students and professional engineers have volunteered to help with this event. We also will be offering a series of engineering-related activities and panel discussions for participants’ parents/guardians. The parent program is optional and will run concurrently with the program for students. Lunch will be provided for all. Advance registration is required. To register online, please go to http://www.eng.ohio-state.edu/events/agenda.php?eid=22
Palo Alto College, Helotes, Texas
This summer various students from citywide schools visit our college campus. We can certainly provide a workshop/session that will promote awareness and insight to the "wonderful world of Engineering" . I teach a college orientation class made up of a cohort of STEM majors. Also, ARASE (Alamo Regional Academy of Science and Engineering) hosts numerous Science and Engineering Fairs in San Antonio, Texas, in which I also judge. There are many opportunities to meet these aspiring scientists and engineers.
For more information, contact Rose Zambrano-Lozano,Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org or go to accd.edu/pac
Palo Alto College, San Antonio, Texas
Learning Resources Center. The college is planning on having many activities to introduce all students to engineering as a profession. The Library plans a display with materials to distribute as well as visuals
Penn State University - Fayette Campus, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Women In Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET).
Our program is in its 9th year and this year's theme is "Supersizing the Microscopic" because we will focus on nano technology. On Feb 4th 20 middle school girls will be introduced to nano particles and get some hands-on with everyday products that use nano. The following two weeks they visit Mypodiamond and ICMI, two local companies (one run by a female Chem Eng) to see nano for real. On March 4th they go to the campus chem lab to size an oleic acid molecule. The following week we take a road trip to the Nano Fabrication Lab at University Park where they don the bunny suits and get a tour inside a class 100 clean room.
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
The Society of Women Engineers at Saint Louis University will invite high school girls from the local St. Louis area to our school for the day of February 19th! We will introduce them to engineering through hands on activities and sharing our own experiences with them. http://pages.slu.edu/org/swe
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
I plan to present a session for adults using the Engineer Your Life materials at our annual Tech Savvy Event here at the University at Buffalo on Saturday, March 7.
Tech Savvy is now in its fourth year. Last year we had a full day of workshops for over 350 girls, 120 parents, and approximately 30 teachers. This year we plan to increase participation to 400 girls and at least another 120 parents and 30 teachers. email@example.com
University of California, Los Angeles
The UCLA Engineering School and Society of Women Engineers chapter will host "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2009" on March 7, 2009, for high school girls and their teachers/parents/guardians. The day includes hands on engineering activities, research lab tours, a showcase of UCLA engineering student projects, and a "Women in Engineering" panel. Contact SWE-UCLA Outreach Director Carolyn Chuang at Carolyn.Chuang@swe.org or the UCLA Engineering School Education Coordinator Scott Carolan at firstname.lastname@example.org See http://esc.seas.ucla.edu
University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut
CETA (College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture) in collaboration with the U of H University High School is developing a summer camp program for inner city girls. Any information, support, or funding ideas would be much appreciated. http://cetablog.blogspot.com Contact Clif Scorso email@example.com
University of Illinois at Chicago
The GEM-SET club will utilize the Engineer your life program at www.EngineerYourLife.org to expose club members to a variety of engineering careers. UIC undergraduate mentors will discuss the importance of engineers in economic expansion. www.uicwise.org
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
This is also an issue in Australia and I would be grateful if we could have a copy of this resource. We are thinking about organizing a girls only event in our Faculty ( Faculty of Engineering and IT) firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Texas at Austin
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day here is February 21. Activities for 1st-3rd graders, 4th-5th graders and 6th-8th graders are housed in UT's engineering complex. Students are encouraged to build and experiment at their own pace with all of the age-appropriate activities in their specific building. Pre-registration required; to-date, over 900 have signed up for Girl Day. http://www.engr.utexas.edu/wep
Volunteer Associations and Professional Organizations
ASME, Smithtown, New York
I will be visiting my son's elementary school. I will do a demonstration and a hands on activity with his class. I make a point of discussing engineering as a career option for girls as well as boys.
Chula Vista, California
I will promote engineering activities, including San Diego Science Month, at Girl Scouts meetings and events; escort 10 girls to the Space and Naval Warfare engineering presentation at SDSU on 21 February; promote engineering at Taft Middle School (100 students) on 17 March; and publicize San Diego Science month on internal websites and local events for maximum participation.
I’m going to invite my nieces and some daughters of family friends to the house and give them a power point presentation about the different fields of engineering.
NSPE member, Pearland, Texas
I plan on having a presentation and activities with the girls in my daughter’s class (K) at her school.
SWE Hawaii Collegiate Section, Honolulu, Hawaii
We will be holding a IGED Event at Kealakehe High School in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. This will be a day full of hands-on activities and speakers. Society of Women Engineers/Hawaii will provide the support needed to move this event. email@example.com and http://www.swehawaii.org/
Society of Women Engineers, Menomonie, Wisconsin
An engineer/mother will take the program to her local Girl Scout Troup.
Urban League of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
We will encourage the youth in the Philadelphia region to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. www.urbanleaguephila.org