Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day


Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is an annual event established to encourage girls to explore the possibility of pursuing a career in this male-dominated field. Caltech SWE participates in this occasion by inviting girls in middle school to spend the day at Caltech, where they learn first-hand that science is not just for the boys!


Activities generally include lab tours, faculty speakers, a role-model luncheon with female engineering students, hands-on mini-projects, and an introduction to college life.


Caltech SWE always holds IGED during National Engineers Week. For more general information about Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, check out http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day.shtml


Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2015


Friday, February 27
Contact Portia Harris for more details, or to participate.

Tentitive Schedule:
9 am: Check-In
9:15 am: Welcome and Keynote
10 am: Robogals and Design Contest
11 am: Lunch and Science Demonstration Booths
12 pm: Design Contest
1 pm: Lab Tours
1:40 pm: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
End at 2pm.

Robogals: A partner group at Caltech that introduces robotics with LEGO Mindstorm kits. For more about Robogals, visit their web page.
Design Contest: In small groups, participants will get limited materials and work in groups to design and build the strongest structure. Previous years have included constructing the tallest tower from index cards, or building the strongest bridge from popsicle sticks.
Lab Tours: Get a guided tour through some labs on campus. May include the Mechanical Engineering machine shop and another bio or chemistry lab.