Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2013 is celebrated on Thursday, February 21st. Some organizations participate on that day but given professional schedules and school breaks, many events take place just before and just after Engineers Week 2013. Check this page often for current events, and visit the archives for even more participation ideas.
Raytheon will introduce girls across the country to engineering with a series of MathMovesU events designed to inspire middle schoolers to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. By showcasing the connection between their personal interests – including music, fashion and sports – and math and science, Raytheon mentors hope to inspire young women to pursue careers in engineering. In Southern California, for example, Rosa Parks Elementary School students will be visited by mentors from Raytheon and the Society of Women Engineers to engage in hands-on engineering workshops.
Employees will go out to schools of their choice to share information about engineering & engineering careers. www.intel.com
I am supporting 3 student projects within a school in Jerusalem - introducing them to engineering - letting them make an impact and difference among their colleagues to encourage them in getting involved in engineering activities.
ATK and AIAA DE Section
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Delaware Section, will host 8 local middle school girls for a site visit to ATK. The girls will have the opportunity to meet female engineers in a variety of disciplines, participate in hands-on activities, and hopefully see a small static rocket motor test.
Los Angeles, California
Boeing will work with various school and after-school programs to encourage girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) during EWeek 2013. www.Boeing.com
West Chicago, Illinois
Siemens Industry, Inc.
On Friday, March 8, 2013 Siemens Industry, Inc. in West Chicago, IL will hold their ninth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event. The event is for 100 girls in 5th through 12th grade and will be hosted 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. (Pre-registration is required). firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.siemens.com/entry/cc/en/
We plan to bring in 12 girls from local high schools who are interested in pursuing Engineering or Environmental Science. We will have a tour and "show and tell."
Charlotte, North Carolina
Shaw Power Group
Women In Nuclear (WIN) plans to introduce as many girls as possible to nuclear energy and engineering with our presentation, and we will share a video with them.
Will have Information Sessions at a few schools in the area. www.prismtechnical.com
Providence, Rhode Island
Ximedica invites young women from two local all-girls high schools to tour our facility and to participate in hands-on product development activities including: industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, quality engineering, and manufacturing engineering. www.ximedica.com
Siemens Molecular Imaging
We will be hosting Girl Scouts in February at our site in Knoxville. http://www.usa.siemens.com/answers/en/
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
We'll be at the Infinity Science Center near Stennis Space Center on Thursday, February 21st to talk to kids about Lockheed Martin's Space Systems Satellites and testing rocket engines at Stennis Space Center! We'll have our female engineers at the EWeek & Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day celebrations at Infinity to share what we do and inspire the next engineers. https://info.aiaa.org/Regions/SE/Greater_NO/default.aspx
I'll be making Valentines-esque handouts with fun infographics of engineering topics related to what we do at Stennis Space Center. Female engineers have volunteered to talk about their professions, how they got there, their dreams/aspirations, answer any questions, and hopefully inspire a number of girls to think like an engineer!
Girls will spend a day in one of our labs, either Quality or R&D; spend time with the order department and learn about customer service and build confidence on the phone; and a whole lot more! www.syn-techlube.com
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is inviting 8th grade girls to experience hands-on learning in honor of national Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, February 21, 2013. This event will show girls how creative and collaborative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world, thus encouraging them to consider engineering careers of the future. ITD is inviting 30 girls from throughout the State to ITD Headquarters in Boise in hopes of encouraging them to seek out engineering and transportation careers of the future. http://itd.idaho.gov/careers/Index.htm
FPO AE, NY
Special education department, plans to introduce students to the world of STEM. Share and read information with the students to spark their interest. Engage into the creative side of thinking with special needs students.
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Planning a STEM event for the Girl Scouts in our Service Unit. We have World Thinking Day planned in February so our STEM event is in the planning process for April. The event will also be open to girls in the surrounding Service Units. email@example.com
K – 12 SCHOOLS
Bedford Heights, Ohio
I want to encourage my 7th grade science girls.
Ft. Stewart, Georgia
SC Ft. Stewart DoDDS Cuba School District
At our schools, we will announce the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Plans: embed the teaching into our science, math, technology, and fine arts classes; emphasis on female engineers and their contributions to the world; intercom announcements to share the celebrations and acknowledgement of females in science and engineering. We are looking for female engineers to present hands-on investigations using the Engineering Design Process during our STEMposium event on April 25th at Ft. Stewart Department of Defense Educational Activity Schools. Please contact: Dr. L.A. Patterson SC/Ft. Stewart DoDDS Cuba School District. 912.369-1427 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valdez City Schools
We plan an after school event with prepared set up in stations. I will recruit parent volunteers to help manage the stations and will arrange bus transportation with my school, so students who need transportation may participate. I will share this idea/activity with my coworkers to see if I can get them onboard as well.
Coweta County Board of Education
I'm not sure how I can participate yet. I'm a little more interested in your program overall so I can possibly implement it next year. I will be involved with creating a STEM program at my school. Right now, in my science classes, I would like to read a picture book and discuss the opportunities for girls in the engineering field - that it is not just for boys! To contact this teacher: email@example.com
Brighter Horizons Academy
We are a K-12 private school with over 650 students. We want to participate in the engineering week for the very first time. The girls of our community are not very interested in this field. We want to introduce the girls to engineering and motivate our high school students (both girls and boys) to join the field. www.bhaprep.org
Seattle School District
I am with a robotics team and would like to get more girls interested in STEM. I coached a Lego team that had only two girls. When in another position I have used the ZOOM and the Design Squad activities
Brooklyn, New York
NYCDOE, Pathways in Technology Early College High School
We are a high school with a focus in STEM education and would love to be involved in this opportunity. http://www.ptechnyc.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
Antilles Middle School, DoDEA
AMS has plans to have an all day girl's 7th - 8th grade STEM program. Students will participate in some hands on activities that will promote engineering careers for women in the 21st century. This experience will also be complimented with guest speakers, providing an opportunity for the girls to interact with engineers. http://www.am.dodea.edu/acss/ams/
Cary, North Carolina
My daughter is a junior in high school and would like to participate. How can she find out more about an event here in Raleigh/Durham or "RTP" area of North Carolina? Send responses to email@example.com
Meridian Ranch International School
Meridian Ranch International School will support Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day by advertising the event, holding a STEM Girls after school activity and informing parents in our school newsletter and classrooms. Plans include: telling all of our 5th grade girls (50); holding two workshops for 4th and 5th grade girls; and asking engineering parents to come in or write an explanation of what they do as engineers. www.d49.org/schools/mres
Granby High School
As part of Granby's Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department's student organizations, we offer Girls In Engineering. The group was formed this year. As Dept. Chair of CTE, I would like these young ladies, as well those young ladies who are not part of the group, but in an engineering class, to shadow an engineer (preferably a woman engineer) for the day. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Davis School District
High school math and physics teacher and previously a woman engineer plans to have engineering activities during EWeek and invite the local Society of Women Engineers chapter to come out to visit her classroom, or perhaps have a lunch for girls to meet with SWE members. Hopes to extend that to other members of the department to reach more girls. She is also the leader of a Girl Scout troop of about 18 girls and will use that week to encourage girls in engineering and math.
Dallas Independent School District
I plan showing the video to our girls from 3rd to 5th grade in the Auditorium. Then, I will invite some female engineers from our community to talk about their profession.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Planning to organize a National Engineers Week at the school.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark County School District
I will be centering my classroom theme for the entire unit (which spans two weeks) on the theme of women who have pursued careers in engineering or the sciences. Female engineers and scientists who I know personally will be invited to my classroom to speak. Teams will be competing during the latter half of the unit to solve some type of engineering challenge.
Fairfield Community School District/Project Lead the Way
We are planning a luncheon hosted by local women in engineering and manufacturing. Each girl in PLTW program will bring a new girl who is not familiar with the program, to discuss engineering and the PLTW program. https://sites.google.com/a/fairfieldsfuture.org/fhs-pltw/home/introduce-a-girl-to-engineering
Middle School, Amphi School District
I have an event on February 19th meant to introduce girls to engineering. The basic idea is to have a few women engineers from the community and a few from the University of Arizona come sit during a luncheon with 40 of our students. There will be a couple guest speakers. The plan is to excite the girls about engineering and encourage them to attend Expand Your Horizons day at the U of A. We plan to give all attendees a T-shirt for the event. Planning to work with MESA to have a little engineering challenge that the girls can work on during the event to make it more dynamic.
Looking for ideas to help carry our program further than just the one day, and for contacts to engineering companies in the area to help participate in the event. Contact email@example.com
Western High School
Western, founded in 1844, is a college-preparatory high school serving young women in the Baltimore area. The science department of Western High School plans to have a full day of activities in every science class on Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The day will include speakers, design competitions, demonstrations and much more! www.westernhighschool.org
Hutchison School is a girl's independent school in Memphis. We have a STEM program and are celebrating 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ as part of our STEM education. www.hutchisonschool.org
Washington Township, New Jersey
Westwood Regional School District
For Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School is having an assembly for the 8th grade girls. A guest speaker, who is a successful female engineer and a professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is going to introduce the girls to opportunities for females in engineering. To close the assembly, students will take part in a structures challenge and will be told about classes in the high school that can prepare them for further study in engineering. http://www.wwrsd.org//Domain/702
Severna Park, Maryland
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
I am going to distribute the materials to the female students at 2 STEM High School programs. I also have encouraged these students to attend the WIE program at University of Maryland and will encourage the advisory teachers at the two STEM high schools to show an engineering video highlighting females and minorities. Next year, I will make this program more concrete with advanced planning and it will expand to middle school students as well.
Alton Middle School GEMS
AMS GEMS, Alton Middle School Girls Empowered by Math and Science, began our celebration of Introduce Girls to Engineering week with a tour of Boeing's "Mystery of Flight" museum. The girls learned the key elements of flight; lift, power, control and stability. Discussion of the wide variety of STEM careers at work under the Boeing umbrella opened their eyes to the many possibilities available at this international corporation. Robotic engineers from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are presenting to both girls in our GEMS groups and students enrolled in the 21st Century after school program. https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMS-GEMS-Alton-Middle-School-Girls-Empowered-by-Math-and-Science/2284
MUSEUMS AND SCIENCE CENTERS
Aarhus Public Library
We are running a temporary hackerspace in the local library for the duration of February. It is a collaboration between the hackerspace (Open Space Aarhus - osaa.dk) and the library (aakb.dk) called Aarhus folkelab (aka. people's lab Aarhus) (website: folkelab.dk). During Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day we will feature talks from established female IT/electonics engineers. and hope to have a lot of girls attend.
Maine Discovery Museum
After a very popular "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" day in 2012, we plan to extend engineering activities for the entire week. We've also been collaborating with the engineering departments of the University of Maine on a variety of projects. We will bring engineering and awareness about careers in engineering to our audience through fun, hands-on activities and presentations with an eye on sustainability, renewable resources and connections to local research. www.mainediscoverymuseum.org
Imaginarium of South Texas
On Thursday, February 21, 2013,our museum, the Imaginarium of South Texas, will host a mother/daughter engineering field trip. The field trip will consist of female engineer presenters in addition to engineering challenges for participants. We will partner with a local independent school district engineering magnet school for the selection of participants. Several hands on activities will be conducted by female program specialists. Our goal is to encourage girls to pursue a career in engineering and raise engineering awareness. www.imaginariumstx.org
Carnegie Science Center/ AIAA
We will be participating in Engineer Fest at the Carnegie Science Center. We will also be hosting a Tour Your Future event at AE Works, an architectural and engineering firm in Pittsburgh. http://www.canteengirl.org
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES
Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania
Fayette, Eberly Campus, Penn State University
This will be the 14th annual "GirrlPower!" program here at Penn State Fayette. This year's focus is "Cooking Up a Career in Engineering" and we will visit local industries where things get "cooked". Our first stop was International Liner, the world's leading producer of pickup truck-bed liners. The second week we saw how >commercial pizza ovens are made locally. For National Engineers Week a female campus graduate will return to explain how she designs ice rinks for the world at her kitchen table while watching her kids (a real stay-at-home working mom!) The fourth event is Craft Tire where 10-ft diameter tires are vulcanized for huge off-road trucks. The final event is an all day field trip to University Park to see an educational lab over spring break.
Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana College, SWE
We are inviting students at Santa Ana College to join our new Collegiate Interest Group SWE-SAC (Society of Women Engineers Santa Ana College), and volunteer at local high schools to introduce girls to engineering.
Caltech SWE holds an annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day which includes a few demos, a short design competition, and lab tours. We usually get about ~60 girls from nearby high schools. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~swe/
On Monday, February 18, Drexel will celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Drexel’s Bossone Research Enterprise Center (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets) will be home to more than 100 high school students and Junior Girl Scouts that will participate in interactive engineering lessons and hands-on demonstrations integrating the arts and engineering. See the Drexel website for a full list of EWEEK activities, February 18-22. http://www.drexel.edu/engineering/news/archive/2013/DrexeltoCelebrateNationalEngineersWeek/
Normandale Community College
Plans: Put up posters, communicate with students, develop and host activities for girls to experience engineering. normandale.edu
Also looking for a forum where we can discuss ideas for advertising and workshops for the event, and communicating beyond the event.
Case Western Reserve
WISER (Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable) presents its fifth annual 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IAGTED)' event to promote engineering as a strong career option for girls. WISER will host at Case Western Reserve University 100 6th grade middle-school students from E-Prep School, the Intergenerational School, Monticello Middle School, Citizens Leadership Academy and Woodbury Elementary. Students will learn from professional women in the field and participate in hands-on CSE labs activities from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013. http://www.case.edu/provost/centerforwomen/wiser/
Johns Hopkins University Center for Educational Outreach-- Society of Women Engineers
SWE will host a one day event to introduce local young girls to the field of engineering. The participants will be split into small groups based on age/grade level to travel around to different activity stations. Each group will be led by at least one JHU female engineering student mentor, and each activity station will also be led by JHU volunteers. Each activity station will complete an introductory engineering activity for a particular field of engineering. Participants will bring a bag lunch, and during the designated lunch period, there will be a quick presentation and demonstration about different fields of engineering presented by JHU students. All participants will also be sent home with a small goodie bag with more information about engineering careers, tips on how to prepare for a future in engineering, and activities to do at home. http://jhu.edu/swe/
University of California / Tulare County
This is my first introduction to engineering. I am a Nutrition Educator and hope to provide and facilitate science and engineering experiences for my K-8 students and their teachers.
Clemson, South Carolina
WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) at Clemson University
WISE in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and Girl Scouts from Mountains to Midlands will sponsor its annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering and Science day" on Feb. 16th. This is in celebration of Engineers Week. The event will be held in the Clemson House. We are making plans at this time. This is our 13th year with the sponsorship of Lockheed Martin. firstname.lastname@example.org
La Junta, Colorado
Otero Junior College
This is our first year to participate. We are looking to offer onsite presentations and activities to girls 7-12 in area schools, as well as presentations and activities for our junior college female students. email@example.com
Montgomery, West Virginia
Bridgemont Community & Technical College
Bridgemont CTC will host 8th grade students as well as engineering professionals from the greater Charleston, WV area. The young women will learn about different types of engineering from female engineers and will participate in a variety of hands-on activities, from making lip gloss to creating roller coasters. www.bridgemont.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamil Nadu, India
Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology
We have Affinity Groups for women in our college such as WIE(Women In Engineering). We constantly look for female volunteers who come up with initiatives which are beneficial to the students of the college. The current officers of WIE are planning to have presentations, sessions and fun activities.
Florida International University, SWE Section D077
We will attend the Miami Science Museum's Engineering Day event on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 12pm-4pm to host our SWEet Experiments including hands on activities and introductions to Nanotechnology. http://swe.fiu.edu/
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology
We live in India. Here the number of girls encouraged to Engineering are being reduced year by year. IEEE student branch of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady, India wishes to participate. It would be helpful if we have some training kits to inspire and demonstrate.
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS
We will hold a Demo Day to encourage participation and interest in engineering and technology. www.rollingrobots.com
Raleigh, North Carolilna
My goal is to share information about engineering and engineering education as a profession and a way for intellectual growth and development. My desired target group is girls of color, specifically the underrepresented groups.
Junior Girl Scout Troop
I am working with my daughters Junior Girl Scout troop to work toward their Product Designer badge on February 21.
I plan to share what I can with my female students in my science classes.
University City, Missouri
I mentor a number of female youth and would like to use this opportunity to focus on engineering and technology in a program setting.
Boys & Girls Club of Venice
We are working with Boeing for our event.
Citrus Heights, California
Girl Scout Troop
Girl Scout Troop 1606 plans to have California American Water Company's engineer visit the troop. This engineer was the leader in developing the Leadership Group in Women in Engineering and has also led a number of focus groups for children on developing an interest in Engineering; she has some interesting ideas along with a very interactive presentation. GSTROOP1606@gmail.com
Saint Louis, Missouri
Female engineer offers to help: I've not participated before, but would like to find out how I can work with another organization, possibly, to assist. I'm game to help where ever I can. contact email@example.com
Young female engineer offers to encourage/volunteer at schools, in community, etc. Licensed PE, and a working engineer in oil and gas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch.
National Society of Black Engineers
The Iota Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc is hosting our 16th Annual Youth Symposium this year which is also in partnership with the Girl Scouts of America for the 2nd year in a row. Again this year we will be focusing on introducing young girls to STEM fields and careers and helping to build the pipeline. www.iotasigma1935.org
Graniteville, South Carolina
National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE member/SRR engineer plans to present to girls in middle and high school on each of the following dates: 1/4/13, 2/9/13, 2/25/13, 3/17/13 and 4/6.
We plan an event with various stations where students can come do a variety of design activities - such as bridge or tower building using paper, make a 'mechanical' hand, build an electrical circuit, learn about pneumatics, program a robot, drive a robot, talk with Engineers about their jobs. We plan to contact all schools within our district and encourage students to attend. More information: email@example.com and www.royalrobotics.org
American Heritage Girls
I will be working with 12 girls 7-9 years of age to earn their engineering badge through American Heritage Girls.
Female environmental engineer, currently working in science policy as AAAS Fellow at NSF would be happy to visit a local group of students at a middle or high school to talk about engineering and engineering careers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Incorporated of Lynn
Middle school aged girls will work with engineers to solve an engineering challenge. www.girlsinclynn.org
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council
On January 12, we will be hosting our first Girl Scout all-day STEM event, at Walt Disney World, Mickey’s Backyard Barbeque Pavilion at Fort Wilderness. Dive into the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! Learn about Engineering The Magic from Disney engineers; learn about action/reaction, pressure, electricity, and special effects, and have fun designing your own theme park. Learn about rockets from NASA. Launch your own pop rocket and re-engineer its design to improve flight. Experience the exciting world of robotics. Meet women that work in science, technology, engineering and math. Join the STEM team to have fun learning how math rocks our world. www.citrus-gs.org MRubera@citrus-gs.org
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
We are working with Cascade Engineering to do an event for girls: Introducing Girls to Engineering at their location. www.gsmists.org email@example.com
ASCE Wisconsin Chapter
We are just starting on our plans, but intend to get a group of young ladies together to tour a member firm's offices and to talk with women engineers at the site.
El Dorado, Arkansas
We have an independent event for middle-school girls in our area which we've helped host each year, and annually we must raise funding for it. To offer support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to introduce this to the Orchard View Volleyball Team and my nieces. 24 students. I would like to encourage them to become engineers, to feel pride in who and what they can become!
I'm a father of two girls age 8 & 4 and plan to introduce them along with their 4 cousins to the activities from this website.....they look like fun and I’m sure the girls will like them.
As a telco employee and father of an11 year old girl, I am very interested in this idea. It seems like every other weekend we have a house full of girls as well as all summer long. We are always looking for ways to entertain them that are educational. My daughter specifically enjoys math and science so this would be perfect for her.
I want to encourage participation of girl engineers in this world. Ratio of male engineers and female engineers should be equal.
White Plains, New York
We just found out about this and plan to promote via social media due to time constraints this year.
I am a Chemical Engineer (22 years) working as an Environmental Engineer -- also a Girl Scout leader. In March, we plan to devote our evening to Science.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Students will learn about the different job opportunities there are in the field of engineering; learn how geometry is directly related to this field; and will have opportunities to compete in bridge building and other such competitions.