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Exploratorium Seeking Female Engineers to Volunteer

The Exploratorium is seeking female engineers to serve as role models and help facilitate hands-on activities for girls age 10-12 during three upcoming engineering camps.

Female engineer role models would commit to one day, between the hours of 9:30am – 4:30pm. We would like to have two female volunteers each day of each workshop. This means we are looking for at least 30 volunteers! Engineer volunteers will help facilitate hands-on activities, share their lives and work with the girls, and serve as role models to the girls.

Possible dates for volunteering:

Monday, June 16, 2014 – Friday, June 20, 2014
Girls Science Institute: Introduction to Engineering
This five-day workshop for girls ages 10-12 will cover four disciplines of engineering(Chemical, Mechanical, Structural, and Electrical) through hands-on activities and group engineering challenges.

Monday, June 23, 2014 – Friday, June 27, 2014
Girls Science Institute: Electrical Engineering
This five day workshop for girls age 10-12 will explore the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, circuits, motors, and give the girls the opportunity to hone their soldering skills.

Monday, August 11, 2014 – Friday, August 15, 2014
Girls Science Institute: Electrical Engineering
This five day workshop for girls age 10-12 will explore the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, circuits, motors, and give the girls the opportunity to hone their soldering skills.

The Exploratorium Girls Science Institute aims to increase content knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; provide positive female role models from many disciplines of STEM; and to promote girls’ interest in pursuing careers in STEM.

If you are a female engineer who is interested in sharing your love for your work with young girls and helping to encourage the next generation of female engineers, please contact Cassie Byrd at [email protected] or by phone (415) 528-2824.