| Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2002 National Pledge Roster |
The goal for "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2002" was to engage 100 organizations and to reach more than one million K-12 girls.
Total as of March, 2002: 117 reporting organizations!
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2002 was celebrated Thursday, February 21. To the many organizations and volunteers who are working to increase diversity in the engineering profession, thank you for your efforts!
- Orlando (FL)
A woman electrical engineer supports approximately 100, 6th - 9th grade girls annually in an event called Expanding Your Horizons Please (www.engr.ucf.edu/eyh). She also chairs Take Your Daughter to Work Day which had 150 in attendance. "I have read your blue book (Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day) and love it. I would like to get some copies to give to the teachers and parents I speak to at seminars." J4mcd@yahoo.com
- Columbus (OH)
Two DuPont volunteers mentored 10 girls and provided a workshop using ZOOM Into Engineering.
- San Jose (CA)
Four women engineers from DuPont-Dow sponsored ZOOM Into Engineering at the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum. Some 300 children, 50% girls, participated. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Niagara Falls (NY)
DuPont engineers held a ZOOM into Engineering kickoff event on 2-28-02 with 100 Niagara Falls 5th grade students, including 50 girls, using Zoom activities (Hoop Glider workshop). Throughout March and April an engineer visited each of the 4 classes separately, with a different ZOOM workshop for each (Gumdrop Dome, Polishing Pennies, Paper Tower, Flinker). Half of the participants were girls. Additionally, DuPont and Niagra Community have awarded a $1,000 community grant to the Buffalo Museum of Science for underprivileged girls to take part in summer science camps at the museum. The museum is offering in-house two summer camps for kids ages eight through twelve. Titled "Science-sational Camp" and "Out-of-this-World Science." Both camps will involve various problem-solving activities and fun science experiments. email@example.com
- Baton Rouge (LA)
A DuPont engineer ran a ZOOM Into Engineering workshop for 50 girls at a school in Baton Rouge, LA.
A DuPont engineer worked with five young women to introduce them to science and engineering concepts.
- Lockheed Martin, Orlando (FL)
An engineer with Lockheed Martin and member of IEEE says she plans to work with 12 Girl Scouts.
- E&C Engineering, Redding (CA)
Women engineers at E&C Engineering organized an open house for girls from local schools. Girls were introduced to diverse electrical and computer engineering projects.
- Terracon, Omaha (NE)
A woman engineer at Terracon spoke about engineering careers with 10 girls at her church.
- Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Baltimore (MD)
Two engineers with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems presented to an all-girl high school and 200 students in Baltimore (MD). The girls will participate in team projects.
- DuPont, Richmond (VA)
On February 21, DuPont engineers hosted a dozen high school students.
- Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab, Inc., Alton (IL)
Two engineers at Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab, Inc. took their daughters to work on February 21. The girls learend about spec writing and plan preparation, among other things.
- UniSunSolutions, LLC, Darnestown (MD)
An engineer at UniSunSolutions, LLC introduced chemical engineering and biochemical engineering to her daughters middle school and 50 girls there.
- International Paper, Memphis (TN)
Five women engineers at International Paper hosted 50 fifth grade girls from a local public school. Half the group created boxes online then printed, assembled and decorated them. The other half spoke with women engineers about engineering. Then both groups switched places. All students received goodie bags.
- IBM, Houson (TX)
Working with IBM, counselors at 20 schools in Houston will select 8th grade girls with the most interest in math and science for a brucnt to be held April 13. Each girl may bring one adult guest. We are also inviting their school counselor. Speakers will be from IBM and WITI. Focus will be on staying in school and taking the subjects needed for a professional career. The format will be to have a professional career woman sitting at each table as hostess.
- IBM, Pittsburgh (PA)
IBMs Pittsburgh Lab will take part in Expanding Your Horizons, an event to encourage girls to pursue math and science fields. The lab will be volunteering locally by setting up a workshop and participating in panel discussions. EYH targets 6-8th grade girls and will
take place on March 16.
- Agilent, East Palo Alto (CA)
Agilent female engineer and diversity director will be the guest speaker at a local Girls Club.
- Phillips Petroleum,Oklahoma City (OK)
On February 13, Phillips Petroleum hosts an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Luncheon Nine women engineers will host 21girls from three area high schools to discuss engineering and participate as teams in Cockroach Races.
- Agilent, San Jose (CA)
Agilent female engineers will manage experiments in the chemistry lab (Agilent Labs) for visiting students. Also, female engineers will be guest speakers at a local YWCA after school program.
- CIACUG.org, Ames (IA)
On February 23, the Recycle Old Computers Kindly (ROCK) center of CIACUG.org, an affiliate of TECHCORPS.org, will host over 50 Girl Scouts for a computer "Demolition
Derby" and Internet day. The scouts will race to connect, test, dismantle and recycle computers for charity in addition to learning about engineering and earning their scout badge. The session is made possible in part by a grant from the AAUW Educational Foundation.
- Agilent, Santa Clara (CA)
An Agilent female engineer will be the guest speaker and will implement Agilent AfterSchool in the Santa Clara Unified School District.
- Wilmington (DE)
Agilent Technologies is working with five area Boys & Girls Clubs. Engineers will also work with students having special needs in the Brandywine School District and on February 20 will have students on site for a national EWeek telecast by National Technological University called Discover Engineering!. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agilent, Colorado Springs (CO)
Agilent and Society of Women Engineers wil host Women Engineers of the future at the Deerfield Hills Community Center and Sand Creek Family Center. There will be hands-on games, as well as work with robotics and transportation toys like skate shoes. Agilent will also host the national telecast by National Technological University called Discover Engineering! for the Harrison School District. Terri_mueller@agilent.com
- Cessna, Wichita (KS)
Women engineers will spend the day with girls from local schools. email@example.com
- BE&K, Birmingham (AL)
High school girls from a local school and Big Brothers and Sisters will spend a day at BE&K, with breakfast, interactive CAD projects and lunch with mentors. Also, about 15 girls from Girls, Inc., will who off their LEGO projects at the headquarters. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agilent, Canada
The Canadian site for Agilent is sponsoring Discover Engineering at Ryerson University in May. The one-day event will attract over 100 female high school students in the area. There will be lectures and hands-on experiences. The May event follows Canada's National Engineering Week in March, email@example.com
- Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., Boston (MA)
Women engineers with Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., worked with engineers from Boston's "Big Dig" to host 33 high school girls and family members on February 21 for engineering presentations, discussions and a pizza lunch. For photos, click here.
- Boeing, St. Louis (MO)
Boeing will host a Women in Engineering - Career Exploration seminar for 300 female math and science high school on February 19 and 20.
DuPont, Wilmington (DE)
DuPont sponsors "Engineering Your Tomorrow" - a program in partnership with local Girl Scout Councils to bring 150 or so 5th, 6th, and 7th graders to the Experimental Station with their parents on Saturday, February 23rd, to do hands-on experiments and to encourage their interest in science, math, engineering and technology. For "Explore Engineering," 50 high school sophomores and juniors will shadow DuPont employees and learn about what engineers do every day on February 21st.
- Agilent Technologies, Fort Collins (CO)
Agilent Technologies has a program called Agilent AfterSchool, aimed at getting young students involved in and excited about science. The program involves a series of hands-on experiments that allow students to explore specific science concepts. For Introduce a Girl to Engineering day, Agilent volunteers will take engineering-related experiments to the Fort Collins Boys and Girls. A team of women engineers will teach the section of girls, and explain that some aspect of engineering touches our lives everyday. They will also discuss various engineering careers, and discuss their own careers in engineering.
- Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., Ann Arbor (MI)
Twelve engineers, 8 women, will host 20 junior and senior high school girls for a day of job-shadowing and hands-on activities for mechanical simulation software with Mechanical Dynamics, Inc..
- International Paper, Millbrook (IL)
Four women engineers at International Papers Riverdale Mill will hold papermaking demonstratinos at local schools.
- Select Energy Services, Inc., Natick (MA)
A woman engineer with Select Energy Services, Inc. will invite a high school girl to join her at work. As an engineer involved in energy conservation, she says, All I knew in high school when I chose engineering was land surveying and construction.
- Hayden Consultants, Dallas (TX)
The owner of Hayden Consultants and ASCE member plans to host two girls from local high school to her firm to spend a day on the job. They may also visit a construction project.
- Boeing, Florissant (MO)
A woman engineer at Boeing will be visiting with 10 members of a Girl Scout troop.
- Druai Consulting, San Jose (CA)
An engineer with Druai Consulting will speak at a high school (after having taught geometry and algebra II there last year) career fair and anticipates talking with at least 30 girls.
- IBM/EXITE Summer Camp, Vermont
Through IBM, mentor/protege pairs will bring ZOOM Into Engineering into schools. These pairs are women and 7th grade girls from the EXITE summer camp. Together they will take ZIE activities into 6th grades at their schools on February 21.
- MapleChase-Invensys, Woodridge (IL)
Two women engineers from MapleChase-Invensys will visit with a local all-girls high school. They will reach about 500 girls.
- Rockwell Collins and Society of Women Engineers, Cedar Rapids (IA)
Engineers with Rockwell Collins and Society of Women Engineers are running a National Engineers Week Future City Competition and ZOOM Into Engineering and will visit schools and host events at two shopping malls and at the Science Station. School visits alone will reach 1,600 students, about half will be girls.
- Cerami & Associates, New York (NY)
Three women engineers at Cerami & Associates will host female students from Rye Middle and High School at their offices.
- Motorola, Grayslake (IL)
Students from area high schools will attend a role model luncheon, panel discussion and engineering presentation. One hundred girls will join with 20 women engineers from Motorola.
- Bechtel, Houston (TX)
Bechtel engineers will host Boy and Girl Scouts on February 23. Hundreds are expected. This has grown into one of the largest engineering scouting days in the country.
- Enterasys Networks, Rochester (NH)
Some 15 engineers at Enterasys Networks will welcome 25 girls for tours, discussions and hands-on activities.
- Ross Bryan Associates, Inc., Nashville (TN)
A woman engineer will invite middle school girls from a local magnet school to visit her office at Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.
- Grainger Consulting, Mesa (AZ)
Daughters and friends of Grainger Consulting employees are invited to a one-day Engineers Week program at the Phoenix Science Museum.
- Souza, True and Partners, Watertown (MA)
A woman engineer with Souza, True and Partners and member of the National Association of Women in Construction will visit local schools.
- Jacques Whitford Co., Woburn (MA)
A girls hockey team (20 team members) will visit engineers at Jacques Whitford Co. and take a field trip.
- Stewart Technology Associates, Houston (TX)
An engineer with Stewart Technology Associates will work with his grandchildren.
- Summer Consultants, Inc., McLean (VA)
Engineers with Summer Consultants, Inc., will work with a local 760-student elementary school.
- KIRBY Company, Cleveland (OH)
An engineer will work with 40 girls in grades 6-8. There will be hands-on demos, games and discussions.
- Environmental Engineering & Management Associates, Inc., Willow Grove (PA)
An ASCE engineer will speak with middle school students - including 35 girls - on February 13.
- RETTEW Associates Inc. (Lancaster, PA) 5 engineers - 2 women - will work with Girl Scouts and possibly an all girl school.
- Micron Technology (Boise, ID) 50 engineers - 30 women - will work with more than 100 girls with classroom visits and hands-on electrical engineering demos as well as through two email mentoring sessions.
- Boeing Company (Wichita, KS)
With the Society of Women Engineers, Boeing Company hosts an Engineering Expo to exhibit various kinds of engineering for grade school students.
- Goodkind & ODea (Rutherford, NJ)
At engineering fim Goodkind & ODea, engineers will invite their children to work for the day. They anticipate hosting 10 girls.
- DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware
Eighty engineers from DuPont will present “Engineering Your Tomorrow” for local Girl Scout troops. See www.dupont.com/careers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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. email@example.com
- 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
- Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Rockwell Collins will host its third annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering activities on Tuesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 24. Over these two days, we will host up to 50 8th grade girls from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa. These young women will have the chance to visit engineering lab areas, talk one-to-one with women engineers and technicians, and ask questions about the challenges and rewards available to women in engineering today. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.rockwellcollins.com.
- Micon Technology, Inc., Boise, Idaho, and Lehi, Utah
Micron plans to host several activities to encourage girls pursuing engineering careers. Careers@Micron is a day-long job shadow that provides students a mentor experience, hands-on science and math activities, and small group interaction with Micron Engineers. Up to 50 students in Boise and 25 students in Lehi will participate.
Taking their experiences right to the schools, Women In Technical Careers (WITC) luncheons will provide female high school students with a glimpse into why different technical women have chosen and been challenged by their given careers. Up to 200 students in the Boise, Idaho, area will participate over the month of February.
Finally, on February 23 we will offer a "Women in Technical Careers" session at an area high school career fair. We hope to draw 30 females to this session. email@example.com and www.micron.com/student
- Johnson Controls, Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Johnson Controls System Products Engineering department in downtown Milwaukee hosted 40 female students from Milwaukee Public Schools' Vieau School . The visit included a multimedia presentation of the company's business, presentations by women engineers, a tour of our LEED certified "green" building, and lab tours. www.johnsoncontrols.com.
- Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, ( Manitoba ) Canada
On February 20th, we held a Robotics Workshop in partnership with the Manitoba Robot Games at the Manitoba Museum as part of NEW Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. On February 24th, NEW event as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day in partnership with Manitoba Hydro's Aboriginal Girls Summer Camp Girls Group. Activities: robot building for entry into Manitoba Robot Games competition, and spaghetti bridge building for entry into NEW competition at St. Vital Mall. On February 28th, NEW Event as part of University of Manitoba E Week Activities . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.ieee.org/winnipegwie.
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey , New York City, NY
Port Authority of NY & NJ hosted "Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day" on Friday, 2/25/05 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM . The day included 6 women engineer and architect speakers and presenters and 5 engineering hands-on activities. FLombard@panynj.gov.
- Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken , SC
Westinghouse Savannah River Company in partnership with the Central Savannah River Area Section of the Society of Women Engineers, and the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center invited 63 central Savannah River area middle schools to submit the names of two eighth grade girls to participate in "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" on Saturday, March 5, 2005 . The workshop was held at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center located on the campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken campus from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
Female engineers from the Savannah River Site shared the message with girls that engineering careers are fascinating, fun, and ideally suited for girls who want to make a difference in the world. Girls attending the workshop had the opportunity to speak informally with positive female role models working in various engineering fields to learn about their personal and professional lives. They participated in fun, hands-on activities throughout the day with other girls in the CSRA who are interested in math and science and received awards and prizes at the end of the day for various competitions.: email@example.com .
- General Dynamics, Mountain View, CA
General Dynamics of Mountain View , California welcomed the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County and their families to their first annual “Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day” event on Thursday February 24, 2005 . This event was held in honor of National Engineers Week 2005, with 50 Girl Scouts ages 11-14 and nearly 30 adults in attendance.
The goal of the event was to encourage girls to explore the world of engineering through a series of hands-on technical demonstrations, and discussions led by women engineers as role models. There were a total of five technical demonstrations, which included cellular telephony, internet capabilities, computer analysis, computer security systems and audio technology. A panel discussion and a question and answer session were led by ten General Dynamics Engineers, eight of whom were women. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.gd-ais.com.
- Argonne (IL)
Argonne National Laboratory held a job shadowing day on Feb. 21, 2002. We paired up middle school age girls with women engineers. The day consisted off a breakfast meeting with a presentation by the Deputy Laboratory Director, Dr. Bev Hartline. The rest of the morning was spent job shadowing. In the afternoon, the girls listened to a presentation on the ATLAS accelerator, and were given a tour of the accelerator. Each girl was given a National Engineering Week t-shirt and a certificate. email@example.com
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosted a webcast called "Kids Get Down with Gravity" on February 21. One of the featured engineers was Jennie Johannesen, a trajectory analyst with a doctorate in aerospace engineering. You can visit the site at www.jpl.nasa.gov/webcast
U.S. Forest Service, Porterville (CA)
An engineer with the U.S. Forest Service and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers spoke with a large group of Girl Scouts on March 4.
American Bureau of Shipping, Alexandria (VA)
Five engineers, including one woman, with the American Bureau of Shipping worked with 20 girls in a Girl Scout and Brownie Troop. Girls experimented with pulleys, material strength and wind power, among other activities.
U.S. Department of Energy, Tennessee
The U.S. Department of Energy will sponsor the annual high school Science Bowl on February 23. There are more than 41 teams of 4-5 students each. Girl Day materials will be part of the materials for coaches.
NASA, Huntsville (AL)
At Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA engineers participate in IMAX, or Interns Mentoring and Accelerating Excellence. It is a mentoring and tutoring program for girls in K-8 at Girls Inc. of Huntsville. With five engineers and 80 girls, there will be special projects during EWeek.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Norridge (IL)
The US Army Corps of Engineers - Chicago District and ASCE will sponsor an open house for Girl Scouts. Four or five women engineers will be on hand to talk with 10-15 girls and join them for a pizza lunch.
The National Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering will announce the winners of a Web graphic design contest for Women Inventors: Improving Our World.
- New York State Department of Transportation (Poughkeepsie, NY) and New York State Association of Transportation Engineers
22 engineers - 10 women - will work with 2,000 girls in local schools, including ZOOM into Engineering events.
www.nystate.org and www.dot.state.ny.us
- 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.
- Maui Economic Development Board, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
The Maui Economic Development Board's Women in Technology Project, County of Maui, and Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers are teaming up again for the 5th Annual “Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day” to encourage Maui females to pursue engineering careers. As part of this national event on the island of Maui, for the fourth year in a row, 40 intermediate school girls will be spending the day on the job with County of Maui and private sector engineers to learn how engineers contribute to our island community. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.womenintech.com
- Federal Highway Administration, Washington , D.C.
We had an opening ceremony on February 22nd, 2005 that also serveding as an awards ceremony for the FHWA Excellence in Engineering Awards. We had approximately 40 students from local high schools and colleges attending the event. Also, we had activities on February 24th, 2005 in support of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. email@example.com or www.fhwa.dot.gov.
- US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington Post, Huntington, WV
Our 12th annual Engineering Career Day will be held at Marshall University on Thursday, Feb. 24. Approximately 120 high school students from WV, southeast OH, and eastern KY will attend. The event is co-sponsored by the Marshall University College of Information Technology and Engineering, whose dean is Dr. Betsy Dulin. During the half-day event, the students will attend proposed hands-on workshops on such things as the West Point bridge design software/contest and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Engineering firms, area colleges and universities, other engineering organizations, and the US Army Corps of Engineers will set up booths demonstrating various engineering careers. The event will culminate in a luncheon and the presentation of four $1000 and two $500 scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to pursue engineering degrees. The keynote speaker will be Mike Masterman of Extreme Endeavors and Consulting. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- University of Puerto Rico
At the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, a professor of electrical engineering presented an hour long workshop - What is Electricity and Electrical Engineering - to three groups of about 12 fourth Grade girls. The girls were given batteries and small colorful light bulbs and had to connect them in parallel and series connections, and find out which yielded more shine (power) and how many they could connect in each way. They also viewed other circuits like an electronic piano and an electronic walking bug . I explained to them the concepts of conductivity, good conductors and isolating materials with the use of mint candies. Each girl represented an atom and each candy represented a free electron
- East Georgia College, Swainsboro (GA)
Engineers with East Georgia College made presentations about careers in information technology to 60 high school girls.
- Lafayette College, Easton (PA)
The Society of Women Engineers at Lafayette College with host 20-30 high school girls on campus. About 5-10 members of SWE will participate.
- University of Michigans College of Engineering, Ann Arbor (MI)
On February 16, the Women in Engineering Office in the University of Michigans College of Engineering, along with the Society of Women Engineers, will hold the First Annual Edible Car Contest for students in grades 9-12. Students will design, assemble and race cars made from edible materials. The competition will be judged by faculty and community representatives. About 20 women and 50 girls will participate.
- University of Massachusetts, Lowell (MA)
The Society of Women Engineers at University of Massachusetts - Lowell, will host a week of events including guest speakers.
- Syracuse University (NY)
The College of Engineering & Computer Science and chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will host a shadow day as part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. 15-20 high school students are expected. Students will also tour engineering and science labs, meet with professors and take part in competitions.
- Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University hosts its 31st annual Career Day for girls on February 23. As many as 300 girls in sixth through twelfth grades are expected on campus for activities and to learn about different engineering careers.
- University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (NM)
The Women in Science and Engineering Program at the University of New Mexicos School of Engineering is hosting Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 23. 35 girls are expected.
- Pennsylvania State University - State College
KidTech will work with engineers from the local community and the college engineering students to take hands-on kits related to civil, mechanical and electrical engineering into middle school classrooms. Anticipate six engineers, three women, to reach 50 girls.
- Kansas State University - Manhattan
The Girls Researching Our World (GROW) Project will host an industry tour on February 15 to introduce middle school girls to various engineering careers. An estimated 40 students will attend tours in the Kansas City area at NHTB and Hallmark Inc. Four women engineers at each site will serve as tour guides.
- University of Kentucky - Lexington
On campus, six women engineers will introduce approximately 100 female high school students from across the state to engineering fields.
- Milwaukee School of Engineering (WI)
Female engineering students will make classroom presentations at a neighboring girls high school, reaching 60 girls. www.msoe.edu/st_life/events/wconnect/index.shtml
- Drexel University (PA) The Women in Engineering Program and Society of Women Engineers will join forces. Fifteen engineers will host 50 high school girls on campus to meet engineering faculty and undergraduates. Visitors will also participate in hands-on labs.
- Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institute
Diversity and Womens Programs
WPI will celebrate February 12 from 3 - 6:30 PM with a program for young women in grades 9-11. Theyll visit the WPI campus for hands-on engineering activities and panel discussions facilitated by female WPI students.
- University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Freshman Engineering Program
Activities and tours by 5 women engineering students for 25 girls.
- California State University - (Fresno) College of Engineering and Computer Science More than 100 girls will participate in workshops and lab activities led by female engineering students. "Engineers at the Mall" will feature active displays and student projects ranging from concrete canoes to Battle Bots! All culminate in a festive awards banquet on February 21.
- Pennsylvania State University - Uniontown
Women in Science, Engineering and Technology will engage current and former female students as role models in a chat room for middle school girls during EWeek. WISET will host four weekly programs for middle schools girls during the year. The theme will be material science and will include field trips.
- Kansas State University - Manhattan
The Society of Women Engineers student section and Women in Engineering Science Program will sponsor a day program on March 2 for Girl Scouts, including bridge-building and other hands-on activities. Students and faculty will participate, including 15 engineers, 10 women. KSU estimates 200 girls will participate.
- 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.”
- Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Girls Researching Our World, the Women in Engineering & Science Program, and the Mulitcultural Engineering Program at Kansas State University will host an event for 50-60 middle school students. EEK! (Exploring Engineering at K-State) is sponsored by funds from the National Science Foundation and Sprint.
The day will start with a pizza lunch sponsored by the College of Engineering. After an opening session, K-State students from a variety of engineering and science disciplines will lead hands-on activities and campus tours for the middle school students. Students in grades 6th -8th from across the state of Kansas are invited to participate in this event. For more information please contact Susan Arnold Christian at 785-532-6152 or email@example.com or visit the GROW website at www.k-state.edu/grow
- Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy (CAC SEMAA)
CAC SEMAA will be sponsoring after-school workshops for girls at several area schools throughout our county. Our academy’s main goal is to reach underrepresented youth of diverse cultures and excite them about science. With the assistance of several community college staff and our SEMAA staff, we will have activities involving robotics, geology, computer technology and construction. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, MN
Alexandria Technical College is hosting a Women in Engineering Day event including: speakers, a tour of a local company, hands-on CAD training through the Mechanical Drafting Program, a round table discussion and a luncheon. email@example.com and www.alextech.edu
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
The Women in Engineering Office will host 40 high school girls for "Dazzling Computer Careers" on Saturday, February 19, 2005 . Girls will assemble a computer, tour a manufacturing laboratory and have lunch with a panel of computer professionals. firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Groups and K-12 Schools
- Bakersfield (CA)
A high school teacher of drafting and architectural design with use the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day materials with classes.
- Prince George (British Columbia)
Girl guides of Canada plan to distribute Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day kits at a GUEST (Guides Exploring Science and Technology) to about 75 guides.
- Providence (RI)
A technology education teacher at Nathan Bishop Middle School plans to share information with more than 50 girls.
- Newburgh (NY)
North Junior High School will use Girl Day materials for 100 girls and their parents at a career night on March 19.
Girl Scouts of Vermont is looking to introduce girls to engineering. Currently they plan to work with the University of Vermont, which runs a large EWeek outreach program, and are seeking other contacts throughout the state.
- Neopit (WI)
The Menominee Indian Middle School is inviting women engineers from the University of Wisconsin - Madison to help judge a science fair and to make presentations. About 100 girls from the school will participate.
- Vancouver (WA)
An MIT intern teacher plans to introduce children in her first grade class at Image Elementary School, including 15 girls, to engineering.
- Roscoe (IL)
A Girl Scout Troop will host a citywide conference for 100 high school girls.
- Riverton (WY)
34 Girl Scouts in grades four through 12 will participate in hands-on activities run by WDEQ.
- Las Vegas (NV)
Members of the American Society of Civil Engineers, including 10 women, will visit 25 schools and give 75 one-hour presentations to introduce engineering to students in grades three through 12. Each engineer is expected to reach about 100 girls.
- Mont Vernon (NH)
A female environmental engineer and Girl Scout Troop leader will work with her troop.
- Sheldon High School (Sacramento, CA)
The engineering teacher will distribute materials and EWeek headquarters will contact engineering societies to determine if an engineer volunteer is available for a visit.
- Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School - FL
Through the SECME program, additional opportunities will be provided for 10 girls.
- 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.
Professional and Volunteer Societies and Associations
- Doylestown (PA)
On Friday February 22, 2002, a member of the Society of Women Engineers worked with 15 Brownies (first grade level) on 7 experiments and on technology crossword puzzle. These experiments met the criteria for earning the " Science in Action" and "Science Wonders" Try-It Patches. email@example.com
- Tulsa (OK)
A woman member of Pi Tau Sigma will introduce engineering careers to 10 girls in a local Girl Scout troop.
- San Jose (CA)
The Society of Hispanic Engineers - Silicon Valley hosted a Latina engineer shadow day for February 20 for 11 middle school girls. Mentors from the Bay Area Professiona Chapter of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists participated
- It's the Women in Manufacturing, Engineering, Science and Technology Trivia Challenge, sponsored by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The online engineering trivia contest is for 6,000 girls in SME's database.. There are 20 questions total, and 10 winners will be drawn from all complete entries. Entries must be postmarked by February 23. The challenge includes: Name 2 women scientists that won the Nobel Prize; What year was the National Women's History Project Founded?; What does SWE stand for? Borglyn@sme.org
- Pierre (SD)
A woman engineer with the South Dakota Society of Professional Engineers - Central Chapter, will visit local schools and speak with about 150 girls. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Boynton Beach (FL)
A member of the Society of Women Engineers will work with 10 girls in a homeschool email@example.com
- Beaumont (TX)
Four women engineers with the Society of Women Engineers Spindletop Sections will make presentations at area high schools and expect to reach 100 girls. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Philadelphia (PA)
A female engineering student at Temple University, member of ASME, plans to visit her hometown high school and junior high school. email@example.com
- The Society of Women Engineers, Bellevue (WA)
The Society of Women Engineers (Pacific Northwest Chapter) and Boeing are hosting a career night on January 27. The highlight is the debut of a short career guidance film called Engineering a Space Experiment. Five women engineers from across the US discuss their paths to engineering and the ISS. The audience will include 25 women engineers and 100 girls.
- Downey (CA)
An IEEE member with a daughter in high school plans to speak with his daughter and five of her friends re: opportunities in engineering.
- Amherst (MA)
The University of Massachusetts plans to use the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day materials as part of a three-credit summer course for middle school teachers.
- Atlanta (GA)
The Georgia Engineering Alliance and IBM host their second Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day luncheon, with special help from SciTrek, Sally Rides Imaginary Lines and Lockheed Martin. Approximately 75-100 middle school girls and 25 professionals are expected on February 23 at the Georgia Tech Bill Moore Student Services Center.
- Everett (WA)
The Society of Women Engineers (Pacific Northwest Section) will have a booth at the Washington State Science and Technology Fair on February 16 and 17 in Bellevue. Ten women engineers plan to host 50 young girls.
- Boca Raton (FL)
A woman member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will partner with an Engineers Week program run by IBM to visit a classroom, reaching about 15 girls.
- Dallas (TX)
The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are jointly hosting a Mom/Child Design a Web Site Seminar at The Women's Museum on Saturday January 26, 2002 from 1-3 PM. Both organizations are interested in promoting math and science education for women and young adults. The Design a Web site seminar is a fun way to introduce technology to young adults. The seminar will be offered for $5.00 per person. Children should be at least 8 years old to fully participate in the seminar. With the Moms able to partner with their child, they should be able to share in the technology learning experience and have fun producing a family project. The seminar is open to the public. In addition to the Design a Web Site seminar, the Chinese Institute of Engineers and KERA will be joining IEEE in the afternoon to host Zoom Into Engineering activities. Maura@Bestatselling.com
- The Society of American Military Engineers, Huntington (WV)
The Society of American Military Engineers will host 120 students from area high schools for workshops, luncheon and exhibits. At least 25 of the students will be girls. firstname.lastname@example.org
- College Station (TX)
A woman engineer engineer will visit her high school alma mater and work with 50 girls. email@example.com
- ASCE, Sarasota (FL)
Engineers (4 women) with ASCEs SunCoast Branch will visit area high schools. 15 engineers anticipate working with 100 girls.
- Des Plaines (IL)
An ASCE member will work with 25 girls in grades 6-10.
- Minneapolis (MN)
Four members , three women, of the local American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers will work with 60 girls during school visits.
- Bronxville (NY)
A member of ASCE will work with her daughters Brownie troop to introduce engineering and construction.
- Women in Engineering Affinity Group and Ascot Technologies, Inc.,Cary (NC)
The new Women in Engineering Affinity Group and Ascot Technologies, Inc., will host shopping mall activities and projects with Girl Scouts. Two engineers will work with 15 girls. www.ascottechnologies.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Society of Women Engineers, Cedar Rapids (IA)
Ten members of the Society of Women Engineers will host an engineering patch workshop for 30 Girl Scouts. www.swe.org/SWE/RegionH/Sections/ECI/ECI_home
- Parsons Transportation Group, Concord (NH)
Working with Parsons Transportation Group, 10 engineers will host a shadow day for local girls. Ten students are anticipated. www.ascenh.org
- Society of Women Engineers, Mississippi State University - Starkville
The universitys Society of Women Engineers is inviting Girl Scouts to a day-long program on campus, including lunch with the national SWE president. email@example.com
- Society of Women Engineers , Baltimore, MD
A member will speak to a fourth grade science class of 30 girls and will include a short hands-on demo. Women with the National Society of Black Engineers, Newark (NJ)
plan to work wth 20-30 girls at St. Benedicts Preparatory School. Awashing@sbp.org
- 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, Houston , TX
For engineers week I had the opportunity to speak to the Girl Scouts via the SWE UH student section, aprox 150 elementary (AM) and at the Rice School (HISD) aprox 150 middle (PM) school girls about careers in mechanical engineering and what I do as a mechanical engineer in energy/petroleum field. I gave away all the old Petroleum Division cloth bags and all the 125th anniversary pins and buttons. This was on February 26th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of Women Engineers, Lake Oswego, OR
The local section of Society of Women Engineers sent a speaker to a 3rd / 4th grade classroom at Palisades Elementary School on February 24. The class learned about several different kinds of engineers and how each type uses some form of science to invent new things. Since the class was currently studying Electricity and Magnetism in Science, we provided a Hands On activity which allowed 6 groups of 3 kids the opportunity to build an electronic circuit. The class succeeded in completing a circuit for a police siren. The presenter was the President of the SWE section, Diana Laboy-Rush. The classroom teacher was Mrs. Robin Lindsey. www.swe-columbia-river.org or email@example.com
Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.
Event for 250 Girl Scouts ONLY from Junior to Cadette level (4th-9th grades). Senior Girl Scouts will assist with the event as volunteers along with engineers and exhibitors.
10:00am & 2:00pm . NASA Mechanical Engineer Dr. Aprille Ericsson will open the day with an exciting keynote speech and presentation. Scouts will engage in Zoom Into Engineering hands-on activities with engineers, educators and college engineering students. Women engineer panels will present to Scouts in the morning and afternoon and all girls will receive National Engineers Week information and give-aways from organizations including National Engineers Week, AAAS, Association of Women in Science, NASA, Office of Women's Health/HHS, Girl Scouts and NSBE!!! Contact Pamela R. Bingham, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asce-ncs.org, www.gscnc.org.
Science Centers, Museums, Libraries
- Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY
This will be our 3rd year offering a day of fun engineering-based activities for 30 girls in grades 7-9. Local engineers volunteer to act as facilitators for group projects and 3 local engineering and architecture firms serve as sponsors. email@example.com and www.sciencebuff.org