Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2019!
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
A fun opportunity for middle school aged girls to discover and learn about the different disciplines of engineering through hands- on activities. Participants will meet current engineering students and professionals and learn how engineers positively impact the world. A Parent Educator Panel will also be held to give more insight on how to encourage young girls to pursue STEM.
Please review the descriptions of Specialty Activities and Parent Educator Panel while you are completing registration.
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Specialty Activity Descriptions
Track 1 is an easier track for beginners and/or younger participants
Track 2 is recommended for returning and/or older participants
Soldering (Track 1)
The soldering activity will give girls a chance to try a hands-on, intriguing aspect of engineering. Students will complete their own small, bug shaped circuit with light-up eyes.
Coding (Track 2)
The purpose of this activity is to give girls the opportunity to have hands on experience coding and to see how this skill is applicable outside of the classroom. They will be taught the basics of coding, then asked to problem solve and create a solution. This activity will display the importance and basics of computer science.
Sewable Electronics (Track 2)
The sewable electronics activity will give girls a hands on experience with circuits. They will use small wires to connect and sew lights and batteries into a bandana, making a fun and unique scarf or headband.
Eco Car (Track 2)
The girls will be given the parts to build the base of a solar panel charged car. They will be asked to create an efficient, renewable energy powered machine. Additionally, they will then be given a hydroelectric fuel cell and asked to power a car using this new form of energy.
Parent Educator Panel Description
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Mingle
10:30 – 11:10 Panel Discussion: Why is Engineering a Good Choice for your Daughter?
11:10 – 11:40 Coffee Break with Faculty Members
11:40 – 12:20 Panel Discussion: Preparing your student for Engineering Success
12:20 – 1:20 Lunch
1:20 – 2:00 Guest Speaker on Financial Aid
2:00 – 2:40 Hands-on activity
2:40 – 3:30 Final thoughts and Survey
3:30 – 4:00 Closing with Girls