Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2001 Archives:
These organizations and individuals participated in "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2001." To the many organizations and volunteers who worked to increase diversity in the engineering profession, thank you for your efforts! We hope their dedication will inspire others to continue this important project in 2002 and beyond.
16 junior and senior high school girls will be selected for a luncheon tour and presentations.
American Bureau of Shipping (DC)
Three members of the Washington, DC, office visited with a local Girl Scout-Brownie Troop to demonstrate some simple principles of Science and Engineering. Seven Brownies, aged 6 through 9, attended. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucent Technologies (NJ)
Eighteen girls (8th and 10th grades) from four schools participated in activities organized through the Optical Networking Lab. Activities included a tower building contest (using only marshmallows and spaghetti), a panel discussion with five engineers, a one-on-one session with an engineer (lab tours and demonstrations), and a grand finale tour and presentation of our next generation lab. email@example.com
Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
In Indianapolis (IN), Society of Women Engineers is organizing a job shadowing event for middle school girls. Women engineers at four different organizations will participate. firstname.lastname@example.org
At its Dover (NJ) site, women Howmet engineers and 100 Girl Scouts will experiment on concepts related to cell phones. In May, the girls and their mothers will attend a follow-up luncheon. email@example.com
Hughes Network Systems (MD)
At corporate headquarters, 35 engineers and 1750 students will participate. Engineers will visit MD and VA schools. firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate headquarters will host a luncheon for 60 public school students on February 23. Lexmark has also launched a new scholarship program for girls. email@example.com
In addition to engineers visiting schools, executives in Greenville are notifying organizations throughout the state re: opportunities to participate and are gearing up at their office. In Houston, student tours and design competitions are on the schedule. firstname.lastname@example.org (SC) or email@example.com (TX)
In Louisiana, executives are gearing up and notifying peers around the state to get on board. firstname.lastname@example.org
For its first National Engineers Week celebration, Delta women engineers will visit local high schools email@example.com
Ingrid Ritter, an Agilent engineer in the emerging technologies division, will be part of a panel on the National Technological University interactive telecast on February 21. Agilent sites are linking up with the telecast. In CO, Agilent and Colorado State University's Women & Minorities in Engineering Program will invite high school MESA students to a special broadcast event. firstname.lastname@example.org
In Libertyville (IL) Motorola will host a role model luncheon followed by a panel discussion for 70 students from three schools. Twenty of Motorola's women engineers will participate in the March 2 event. email@example.com
Junior and senior high school girls will spend a half day with 12 volunteers in shadowing and hands-on activities for mechanical simulation software.
Eastman Chemical Company (TN)
Eastman, Bechtel, Valley Equipment, TRW, Nuclear Fuel Services and Tysinger, Hampton & Partners, Inc. will provide 174 volunteers for 42 schools. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boeing Company
In California, 65 school districts and more than 400 teachers and 100 volunteers will participate in full-day workshops to introduce engineering into curriculum. In Wichita Boeing hosts the "Engineering Expo."
The Bechtel Group
While Bechtel's engineers in TN are busy with local schools, engineers in TX are working with the San Jacinto Girl Scouts Council and will host 160 girls for on-site workshops. Boy Scouts will be working on merit badges as well that day. email@example.com
In Attleboro (MA), four engineers (3 women) will provide line tours and presentations for six girls. firstname.lastname@example.org
L3 Communications-Link Simulation and Training (NY)
Seventeen seventh- and eighth-grade girls from Jackson Heights Middle School in Orlando participated in hands-on activities and demonstrations led by seven women engineers at the Camp Dresser & McKee Orlando office on April 26, concluding with a tour of a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The girls were given T-shirts with the motto "Girls Love Engineering", and name tags reading "Future Engineer". email@example.com
Rockwell Collins (IA)
Women engineers from Rockwell Collins give demos and presentations at the Science Station's Engineering Day on February 24. firstname.lastname@example.org
Women engineers will make presentations about Disney engineering at Innovations, February 20 and 22. email@example.com
On February 17, DuPont will introduce 150 girls in sixth through eighth grades to hands-on engineering. "Engineering Your Tomorrow" is a collaborative effort with the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout Council. More than 60 DuPont women engineers will participate. Also, On March 20, 35 DuPont volunteers will work with youngsters again for Explore Engineering. Some 50 students will participate in tours and demos. firstname.lastname@example.org
About 30 offices are participating. In Denver, 600 high school girls will visit the corporate offices on February 22. They'll look at the "day in the life of" women engineers, participate in hands-on activities and a panel discussion with women engineers, engineering students and professors.
Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville (OK) to host 50 girls from area schools for a luncheon /panel discussion of opportunities and exciting possibilities for women in engineering. Phillips' women engineers in large filed locations in Texas and Alaska planning same. email@example.com
Engineering and Technology-based Professional Societies and Associations
IEEE-USA and its Women in Engineering Committee (WIE) challenge its chapters and all other organizations - government, industry, universities, engineering societies - to show us your stuff. Forward you "best practices" for the first Girl Day to Engineers Week HQ and see how you stack up!
Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE' first woman president, Rodica Barnescu, will participate in the National Academy of Engineering's web chat for girls and women in engineering.
Through SME's Science, Technology and Engineering Preview (STEP) Summer Camp for Girls, the society is "arming" 550 junior high and high school girls to contact members of Congress re: Girl Day and issues related to encouraging girls in math, science and technology.
SWE has pledged to mobilize 1,000 members in a variety of activities. Also, SWE President Gail Mattson, PE, will serve as a judge for the National Engineers Week Future City Competition and will be on hand at Discover Engineering Family Night to talk with students. Both events take place in Washington, DC, on February 21.
February 22 hosting live, online chat for girls and women in engineering through its Celebration of Women in Engineering (CWE) program. During Engineers Week NAE will launch itsredesigned CWE Internet site, made for younger audiences. Winners of the contests to design a website for girls will be announced that week.
Targeting participation by members, including 100 women members.
Colleges and Universities
Texas A & M
Faculty and alumni left campus to visit a high school conference( 150 girls), 6th grade schools (120 girls), an astronauts club for girls (24) and various classes and a career fair. Total girls: 443 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
RIT's student section of the Society of Women Engineers in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at will host about 30 high school juniors in the Shadow Program on March 22-23, 2001. (Because Engineers Week falls within exam week the EWeek celebration has been scheduled for spring quarter.) High school students will be assigned to current engineering women students and will attend classes, do hands-on activities in the labs, stay overnight in the dorms, and participate in teambuilding activities through RIT's Red Barn Experience. They will also have lunch with the College's women faculty members and other women engineering students before departing the next day. email@example.com
Michigan State University (WEPAN member)
MSU's Society of Women Engineers Chapter hosted 45 local Girl Scouts on February 22. SWE helped them earn Science in Action Badges. The Girl Scouts will be designed a futuristic transportation system, a bridge tested for strength, and learned about engineering fields through discussion and hands on experiences. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Houston
The Cullen School of Engineering hosted a dozen fifth grade girls from Windsong Intermediate on February 22. Students shadowed professors and participated in demos and interactive projects. email@example.com
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
More than 50 girls visited WPA and met with faculty and students. Later, women engineering students will work with Girl Scouts for engineering badge requirements. firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineers and engineering students had lunch at a local high school on February 22 with 15 high school girls and three teachers. Four high school girls and their parents attended an evening awards banquet, featuring Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space.
Youngstown (OH) State University
The Society of Women Engineers will work with 40 students in grades 7-12, providing a variety of hands-on experiments.
New River Community College (VA)
Women engineers will host 10 middle and high school girls on campus for classroom visits. email@example.com
University of Arkansas
The school of engineering is gearing up and the dean is contacting others around the state encouraging participation. firstname.lastname@example.org
The dean of engineering and mathematics is working with IBM to notify hundreds throughout the state about Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. UV is utilizing its School-to-Work network to arrange school visits.
University of Arizona
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the Engineering Ambassadors will visit local high schools on February 22. email@example.com
The School of Engineering will host 35 middle school girls. Six SOE women students will help with hands-on activities, including construction of bubble-powered rockets.
Iowa State University (WEPAN member)
On February 10 the school conducts 101 Mother-Daughter Workshop for a full day of hands-on activities and career exploration. Then, in April 1900 girls in grades 6-12 will do the same. firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 21, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 om EST, NTU airs Discover Engineering, a live, interact telecast for middle- and high school students. The telecast will place a special emphasis on messages to girls this year. Women engineers in computer software, the biomedical and academic fields will be included in a panel. NTU aims to reach 4 million students.
5 Women engineers will work with 75 girls in K-12.
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) (WEPAN member)
Visiting middle and high schools with support by the Lore-El Center for Women in Engineering and Science. The Lore-El Center will start an email-mentoring program for 30 high school girls in September.
At The MathWorks in Natick, MA, women engineers will host local high school girls who have expressed interest in pursuing careers in technology to attend a half-day set of presentations and a lunch. The girls will learn of the study paths and the career paths these women have taken. They will also gain insight into the contributions these women engineers are making to technology advancements today. Fifteen women and thirty girls will participate
Girls Incorporated of Lynn (MA)
Girls Inc. hosted an event for girls in grades 6-8 as part of Introduce a Girls to Engineering Day, Thursday February 22 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. The event included a discussion hour with three women engineers from the local General Electric Company's Network of Women and a hands-on activity titled Invention Convention. email@example.com
In Tallahassee, the museum will host the American Society of Civil Engineers' Engineering Challenge Bridge-Building Competition on February 17th. Nine area middle schools will participate. The museum is also partnering with the Society of Women Engineers chapters at FSU and FAMU to offer the Young Women in Engineering program, a series of workshops for middle-school girls to explore prinicples of engineering through hands-on experiments.
A woman engineer has already participated in a career day at a local high school and has encouraged girls to stay in touch by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State Department of Transportation (Poughkeepsie)
In conjunction with the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (Section 8) Twelve volunteers (7 women) will visit to cover 10,000 students in grades 7-12. jhawkins @gw.dot.state.ny.us
National Institute of Standards and Technology (MD) NIST women engineers are joined by their male colleagues on February 22 when 600 students visit NIST headquarters. Presentations will cover structures - "Journey to the Center of a Wall" - and "Cool, Old Famous Broken Stuff" by a Titanic investigator, among others. Check out the NIST centennial too.
Women of NASA presents its first annual Virtual Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day on 2/22/01 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET. The all day event features select NASA engineers in a variety of online interactive forums, webchats, and webcasts who will meet online with thousands of students, parents, and schools worldwide to discuss and celebrate the excitiing engineering opportunities for young women. The event pages include short video clips of NASA engineers, a schedule of the days events, and educational resources and lessons.