Middle School Outreach
What we are all about?
We love engineering! We want other young ladies to be able to grow up loving enginering, math, and science in the same way that we do.
Our events are designed to teach middle school girls alittle bit about what engineering really is and get them excited about math and science. We use creative exercises like building roller coasters to inspire creative thought and to produce many unique solutions. We also take a litte time to hear from a proffessional engineer why she likes to do what she does. Finally we top the event off by mixing in loads of fun, food, puzzles, and prizes.
How can you participate?
What events are coming up?
|It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's an Egg |
November 13, 2010
|Design and build a safety harness for your egg before it plummets to the ground! Learn how Aerospace Engineers use certain materials
and equipment to protect astronauts and make the plane you took on
vacation fly more smoothly.|
|Take Apart a Toaster Day |
January 22, 2011
|Get ready to tear apart everyday appliances and see how they work! Explore circuit boards, wires, fuses and other electrical
components while thinking about how they were built by
Electrical Engineers in the first place. The real challenge is putting
everything back together again.|
|Cool Coaster Construction |
March 5, 2011
|Come explore what some Civil Engineers do by designing and then building your own miniature roller coaster! Learn the
physics, design requirements, safety and cost effectiveness of
your favorite rides by building one you would wait in line for.|
|Ahoy Matey, Land Ho! Land Here! |
May 14, 2011
|Design a watercraft that is able to hold 25 pennies without sinking and a car that can hold these pennies and still travel
far! Get ready to learn about how Mechanical Engineers
create and modify transportation to fit your needs!|
Registration Form - Effective for all events.
Directions To All Events - Note room changed to 760 Baldwin Hall. Look for the signs! :-)
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