Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2010 National Pledge Roster
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2010 is celebrated Thursday, February 18th. 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 2010. Check this page often for current events, and visit the archives for even more participation ideas.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins will be hosting 80 middle school girls at our corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for our 8th annual 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering' event. Each young woman will be paired with a female engineering mentor for the day and will have the opportunity to visit a variety of engineering labs including our Synthetic Vision Lab, Flight Decks, and Testing Facilities. Girls and their mentors will also have lunch and hear speakers including our Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology, Nan Mattai. Girls will leave Rockwell Collins with information about opportunities for additional engineering activities and camps in the area as they move through high school.
Plano, Texas, Frito Lay,
We plan on having all ages of Girl Scouts (approximately 100 scouts) learn about the many aspects of engineering at Frito Lay. Ginger Wilder, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Chicago, Illinois, Siemens Industry, Inc.
On Friday, February 19, 2010, Siemens Industry, Inc. in West Chicago, IL will hold the sixth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event from 4-6:30PM. The event is for girls in 5th through 11th grade and will be hostessed by woman engineers. The purpose of the event is to help girls learn about an exciting and challenging career in engineering. Girls who attend will complete several FUN experiments associated with different engineering disciplines. Other highlights will include watching a short video about engineering and a factory tour.
Yardley, Pennsylvania, Bucks County Energy
Bucks County Energy provides educational outreach initiatives through its 501 (3)(c)nonprofit, GreeniacLife.com offering educational presentations on energy efficiency and solar technologies in engineering, energy management software systems, smart energy and more. Bucks County Energy outreach operates in Bucks County and Eastern Pennsylvania School Districts, public, private and Vocational High Schools, their parents, counselors and other educators. The Executive Director also coordinates Green Energy Workforce Certification Trainings, offers a newsletter, hosts educational events that benefit local housing development corporations, seniors and woman's groups. We have included "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" to several educational programs for girls and will conduct outreach to at least 400 girls in Eastern Pa.
Chandler, Arizona.Â Intel Latino Network
For the past five years, the Latina Outreach Working Group (part of the Intel Latino Network) in Arizona has hosted "Hermanas: Design Your Future" conference reaching over 900+ Hispanic female students and introducing them to engineering. For 2010, the plan is to target 300 girls in grades 6-12, and the conferences are scheduled to be held at Estrella Mountain Community College on February 20th (for middle schools) and March 10th (for high schools). Contact is
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Europe District
We're sponsoring a local middle school and will figure something out.
Kihei, Hawaii. Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)
MEDBâ„¢â€™s Women In Technology Project will host Mauiâ€™s 10th annual â€œIntroduce a Girl to Engineering Dayâ€ event on Thursday, February 18, 2010. 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. The WIT Project is also expanding its outreach by arranging presentations by local engineers at Maui County middle schools. This local program is made possible through the Maui Economic Development Boardâ€™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 visit
or contact Jenilynne Salvador
Science Centers and Museums
New York City.Â Transit Museum
National Engineer's Week at the New York Transit Museum
Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 6 p.m.
Free.Â No reservations required. Seating on a first come, first serve basis.
The New York Transit Museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street. For information please call 718-694-1794.
This year, the Transit Museum is recognizing the key role that women engineers play throughout the MTA's agencies.Â Hear first-hand from representatives of various programs about their goals, ambitions, and experiences in the MTA workforce. Panelists include Deborah Chin, a Design Manager with NYC Transit CPM â€“ Signals and Systems Program, and Shirley Moy, Design Manager, NYC Transit Capital Program Management - Stations Program.Â
Universities and Colleges
California University of Pennsylvania/ Applied Engineering and Technology
My students and I are doing a Girl's Night on Engineering and I will suggest that we do it on the designated date for Introducing a Girl to Engineering.
Houghton, Michigan, Michigan Technological University
We will be hosting the "Get Moving with Get WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Day" on campus for 250 6th-8th grade females from the 19 local school districts. The day will include group and individual engineering activities, a keynote speaker from the Biomedical Engineering Department, and female role models to interact with throughout the day. We will award Girl Day participation certificates and hope to collect enough donated give-aways for the girls.
New York City, City College of New York, Grove School of Engineering
The Latin American Engineering Student Association(LAESA)is an engineering association which is part of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Our mission is to be the premier facilitator of students' endeavors in the Math, Science and Engineering fields. Also, to facilitate in other areas as well, to help fully develop individuals to their highest potential.
Madison, Alabama, Oakwood Adventist Academy
I am a second grade teacher, and my desire is to excite my girls about Science and Math. I will be introducing my class to "Robotics,' and I will strongly involve my girls in my classroom and girls in grades 3, and 5.
Montgomery, West Virginia. Bridgemont Community & Technical College
We (ASCE Student Chapter) will invite about 75 area 8th grade girls to our college and introduce the girls to female engineers and let them know what they need to do in high school to be on the track of a future female engineer. Contact Amanda McClellan
Durham, New Hampshire. University of New Hampshire
I am the director of UNH Tech Camp and I am hoping to put a link to Girl Day on our website and send an email to all the past participants of the camp as well as to parents, and program sponsors. I am also on the governor's council for pre-engineering and I will put this on the website for that organization which is visited by many schools and other organizations. Tech Camp, Engineeristas:
Girls & Engineering for girls
Grades 6 â€“ 7, July 12-16. Contact
Tampa, Florida.Â University of South Florida
Engineering EXPO at USF is a huge event for our college celebrating National Engineers Week. Usually held in 2nd week of February, this event features student organizations, and people from industry showing off their stuff to the Tampa Bay community. Friday and Saturday has many students who come in field trips from the local schools to check out engineering at USF. Its a great way to get kids interested in engineering as a potential field. Find more information at the official Engineering EXPO site.
This year, SWE is running a parallel event called
Engineering the Court
. Itâ€™s purpose is to introduce female basketball players to engineering. During the day, they will participate in different engineering related activities and at night they will be attending a USF basketball game. Â
Volunteer Associations and Professional Organizations
Redding, California, Society of Women Engineers
The Redding members of the Society of Women Engineers are hosting an E-Week event where approximately 50 young ladies will attend to learn about science and engineering.Â So far we are hosting 4 workshops:Â Best Bounce, Spaghetti Egg Drop, Electromagnetism, and Kinetic Energy.Â
Castle Hayne, North Carolina, Society of Women Engineers
I will be working in a local middle school with math, science and technology education teachers to develop a girls-only event. I will also be conducting hands-on sessions with local Girls Inc. members to introduce them to robotics and other technology related activities.Â
Richland, Washington: US-WIN Region IV
My chapter has just formed and we are exploring ways to interest young women in the nuclear industry.Â I would like to receive your Engineering Day kit to get ideas about what we could sponsor.Â email@example.com (Columbia Generating Station/Energy Northwest)Â
Greer, South Carolina, AACE International
This is new to us as a chapter and we currently don't have a plan in place. I am in charge of organizing our participation in engineers week. BeckySpencerÂ
Cincinnati, Ohio, Society of Women Engineers
Plan and host events in the Cincinnati area in conjunction with Eweek for approximately 100 girls.Â
Sacramento, California. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Our SHPE chapter (Sacramento) plans to have several of our members attend a middle school/high school engineering event in Butte County (near Chico), CA. This event is specifically targeted for young girls in order to spark their interest in the STEM fields. More events within the Sacramento City School District are in the works. Contact
Youth Groups and K-12 Schools
Carrollton, Texas, Irving Independent School Distrist
My high school (Nimitz High School) and district are interested in increasing the number of females interested in engineering. Our plans are to sponsor a Engineering Career Day during
Madison, Alabama, Oakwood Adventist Academy
I am a second grade teacher, and my desire is to excite my girls about Science and Math.Â I will be introducing my class to "Robotics,' and I will strongly involve my girls in my classroom and girls in grades 3, and 5.Â TCrarey@aol.comÂ
Crofton, Maryland.Â Y of Central Maryland
I am currently working with Y of Central Maryland to develop a STEM program focusing on middle school students and including a program to focus on igniting that interest for engineering in middle school aged girlsÂ